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Job-focused education policy stirs controversy

South Korean government’s new education policy to foster individuals to meet the needs of the job market is sparking concerns about higher education becoming a prep school for job seekers at the demi...

Updated : 2015.07.29 17:21

Education minister to visit South America

Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea will visit South America this week on a trip aimed at boosting bilateral cooperation in the education sector, the ministry said Sunday.Hwang, who doubles as deputy prime minister for social affairs, is scheduled to depart later Sunday for a week-long trip t...

Updated : 2015.07.26 10:28

School reform, for better or for worse?

Last Thursday, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said it would once again hold a public hearing for Seoul Foreign Language High School, after its decision to cancel the school’s designation ...

Updated : 2015.07.20 15:42

Seoul private school stripped of elite status

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Thursday it will strip an autonomous private high school ― a de facto elite school ― of its status after it failed to meet the evaluation requirements...

Updated : 2015.07.20 15:27

Obama says again Korean teachers are paid as much as doctors

U.S. President Barack Obama said again that teachers in South Korea are paid as much as doctors, a notion that is far from reality and which drew a refutation from a Korean teachers' association when he made a similar remark three months ago.Obama made the latest remark Wednesday while vis...

Updated : 2015.07.17 09:29

Irregular teachers suffer from discrimination, even in death

On April 16, 2014, 26-year-old Kim Cho-won and 31-year-old Lee Ji-hye, teachers from Danwon High School, rushed downstairs from their fifth-floor cabin as the ferry they were on began to list. They ra...

Updated : 2015.07.15 16:23

[Reporter’s column] Government's half-baked plans on 'character building education' turn up more questions than answers

The Education Ministry on Tuesday rolled out a series of measures to increase “character building education” for students, some seven months after it adopted the initiative to incorporate character evaluations into public education.It included mandating the government to come up with a c...

Updated : 2015.07.15 16:13

KOREATECH fosters talents combining business, science

Korea University of Technology and Education is looking to further contribute to the practical application of science and technology by expanding its Professional Science Master programs, officials said Wednesday.The KOREATECH PSM aims to train professionals that would “commercialize scie...

Updated : 2015.07.15 16:12

Korea to form school disease response team

South Korea’s Education Ministry is set to create a permanent response team to deal with outbreaks of infectious diseases within schools, officials said Wednesday, a decision sparked by the recent Middle East respiratory syndrome crisis.“As the ministry’s gesture to show that it will pr...

Updated : 2015.07.08 16:18

Seoul eyes ‘all-foreign’ college majors

The Education Ministry is pushing to allow universities and colleges to create departments or majors consisting of only foreign students, officials said Tuesday, as part of its plan to attract 200,000 students from outside South Korea by 2023.Creation of specialized departments in fields s...

Updated : 2015.07.07 15:45

UNESCO school looks to foster ‘global citizens’

The Korean National Commission for UNESCO on Tuesday opened an education institute in Seoul to teach children about peace, human rights and understanding of different cultures.The Korea UNESCO Global Citizenship School encompasses the organization’s 60-plus years of efforts on global citi...

Updated : 2015.07.07 14:34

George Mason Korea names new president

George Mason University has named Steven K. Lee the new president for its Korean campus, school officials said.Lee will replace Joy Hughes, who served as the institution’s interim president. Steven K...

Updated : 2015.06.29 18:40

Education Ministry snubs call to allow tuition fee hikes

South Korea’s Education Ministry reiterated last week its intention to continue curbs tuition fees for universities and colleges, despite calls by local universities to allow tuition hikes.As part of President Park Geun-hye’s “half-price tuition” policy, the ministry has been pressurin...

Updated : 2015.06.29 18:38

Korea to let colleges swap quotas

South Korean universities will be allowed to adjust their student quotas for each department in partnership with nearby colleges, as part of efforts to boost expertise in higher education, the Educati...

Updated : 2015.06.29 18:38

[Best Brand] Dwight School stresses personalized learning

Since arriving in Seoul three years ago, Dwight School Seoul has been emphasizing the importance of personalized learning by recognizing individual students’ talents to ensure that they develop their...

Updated : 2015.06.25 21:14