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Direct election of education chiefs disputed

Calls are growing to repeal the system of direct elections for education superintendents, after Seoul’s education chief was found guilty last week of defaming his opponent during the 2014 election.Ch...

Updated : 2015.04.28 19:35

Top Seoul educator challenges constitutionality of slander charges

Seoul's top educator said Tuesday he will soon go to the Constitutional Court to fight the slander charges leveled against him during last year's election campaign, claiming freedom of speech.  Cho Hee-yeon, superintendent of Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, is standing trial in a...

Updated : 2015.04.28 15:35

Conviction threatens Seoul education chief

Major projects being pushed by progressive top educator Cho Hi-yeon faces hurdles as he could be forced to step down from his post after a local court found him guilty of running a smear campaign agai...

Updated : 2015.04.24 20:51

Young generation learns new meaning of unification

“I want to work as a biologist in a unified Korea,” said Kim Da-eun, a sixth-grader from Pandong elementary school. “I heard that a lot of North Korean children are sick because they don’t have en...

Updated : 2015.04.23 20:23

Balancing skills, responsibility for future leaders

Traveling in the outskirts of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, one can find the small but peaceful town of Breukelen adjacent to the river Vecht.This is where Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the countr...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:20

Obama says teachers in S. Korea paid as much as doctors

U.S. President Barack Obama has praised South Korea's education system again, saying teachers in Korea are paid as much as doctors and engineers.  "My sister was a teacher, and so I know how little she got paid. It's hard to support a family. And there are a lot of young people who are r...

Updated : 2015.04.17 09:18

Half-price college tuition is hardly complete

The Education Ministry and Rep. Kim Sang-min of the ruling Saenuri Party held a forum on Tuesday on the Park Geun-hye administration’s “half-price” college tuition policy. In a self-styled pat on the back, they deemed it a “mission accomplished” and talked about future challenges. The...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:51

Industries pick top technology universities

The Education Ministry on Thursday announced the top-ranking local universities with respect to their compatibility with the corporate sector. The list was released as part of the government’s efforts to establish a closer link between higher education and businesses.Inha University was p...

Updated : 2015.04.09 20:17

Teaching aids on Japan's wartime sex slavery due

The government said Wednesday it will soon release teaching aids for school children on Japan's wartime sex slavery.   The move is aimed at properly dealing with the Japanese government's attempt to whitewash its wartime misdeeds and help Korean students better understand the issue of th...

Updated : 2015.04.08 10:47

Elite school protests status downgrade

Parents of students from a special purpose school held a protest Monday, denouncing Seoul education authorities’ recent announcement that its status may be stripped due to poor performance.Last Thurs...

Updated : 2015.04.06 19:00

Court backs state order to alter history textbooks

A Seoul court ruled Thursday in favor of the government’s 2013 decision to revise all high school Korean history textbooks.“(The revision orders) are aimed at correcting or getting rid of expressions that are susceptible to misinterpretation, and to deliver correct information to student...

Updated : 2015.04.02 19:56

Intercultural understanding key to resolving conflicts

With the fall of the iron curtain followed by technological development, the world has become a more connected place than ever before.But as the world strode through the process of “globalization,” ...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:51

30 Korean universities provide multicultural studies programs

A total of 30 universities in South Korea currently offer diverse undergraduate and graduate programs which focus on nurturing multicultural specialists, according to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice.Nine universities including Sun Moon University, Chongshin University and Konya...

Updated : 2015.03.25 19:13

Court rules against foreign professor for mocking students

A Seoul court on Sunday ruled in favor of a university’s decision not to renew the contract of a foreign professor, after she was found to have ridiculed her students’ English essays on social media.The Seoul Administrative Court recognized Ewha Womans University’s refusal to rehire its...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:35

Opposition leader, governor clash over free school meals

The main opposition party's leader exchanged barbs with a ruling party governor Wednesday after the provincial government announced an end to universal free school meals.  The free meal program, which has been adopted in most parts of the nation, has been a constant source of tension bet...

Updated : 2015.03.18 16:00