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[Newsmaker] Authorities divided over elite schools

Friction between the Education Ministry and local education offices over elite schools hinted at an escalation of conflict between Minister Hwang Woo-yea and progressive superintendents.The ministry a...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:36

ETS hosts English camp for underprivileged students

Educational Testing Services hosted a free-of-charge English camp for socially disadvantaged students last week at Seoul English Village Pungnap Camp in Songpa-gu, southern Seoul.Thirty elementary school students ― five more than last year ― were recommended by 14 district offices of the...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:28

Education nominee hints at state-authored textbook

Hwang Woo-yea, the nominee for education minister and deputy prime minister for social affairs, said Thursday that South Korea needs to provide “consistent” history lessons for students, signaling h...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:16

[Herald Interview] ‘Alternative education teaches students to be themselves’

South Korea’s alternative education institutes are protesting the government’s push to introduce a mandatary registration system, claiming the move would extend the state’s grip on students who are...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:02

Obama, Bush first ladies press for girls’ education

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies from different generations and opposing political parties, spoke with one voice Wednesday on the importance of educating women and girls worldwide, saying countries will be more prosperous as a result.“You have to change attit...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:02

Number of Korean students in U.S. falls to 2005 level

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― The number of South Korean students studying in the United States fell sharply from the previous quarter to levels seen nine years ago, according to a report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.As of July 8, South Korean students enrolled in U.S. schools on...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:01

SKEC awards English contest winners

The winners of the fourth Seoul National University of Education-Korea Herald English Contest were awarded in a ceremony held Monday at the British Ambassador’s residence in central Seoul.A total of ...

Updated : 2014.08.05 20:51

Gyeonggi Province may lead abolishment of elite schools

The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education has completed the administrative procedure to turn one of its autonomous private high schools into a public one, officials said Sunday.“We have completed the review of legal procedures related to cancelling the designation of Dongsan Christian H...

Updated : 2014.08.03 21:10

College tuition fees burden students

At the turn of the month, Koreans braced for the beginning of another vacation season to cool off from the blazing heat of summer. But that luxury was largely deprived from many college students entru...

Updated : 2014.08.03 20:59

Plan to register unregulated schools faces resistance

The Education Ministry’s recent move to officially register unauthorized alternative education institutes has sparked a dispute about the government possibly being overly authoritative and controlling regarding the operations of these facilities.Last week’s report by the ministry reveale...

Updated : 2014.07.28 21:04

Credential inflation hurting job-seekers

“Knowledge is power,” British philosopher, author and scientist Francis Bacon told the world in 1597. Over 400 years later, the phrase is still used to emphasize the importance of education.Few take...

Updated : 2014.07.27 20:00

Embattled elite schools fight to stay open

As far as education is concerned, South Koreans rarely make compromises. Especially when it comes to getting into better colleges, conflicts are bound to intensify, and the ongoing dispute over the pl...

Updated : 2014.07.27 19:57

Seoul to unveil evaluation results on elite schools next week

The Seoul education office will reveal the results of an evaluation on autonomous private high schools next Tuesday, an official said Thursday, a move expected to spark further feuds with members of the schools and the government.“We will announce the results on the 14 autonomous private ...

Updated : 2014.07.24 21:24

SNU medical school ups humanities education

Seoul National University said Wednesday it is planning to allow its medical students to take more humanities classes, in a bid to make them more empathetic and attentive and ultimately better doctors.“The primary purpose of our education (program) is to foster doctors who can meet the ne...

Updated : 2014.07.23 19:57

[Newsmaker] Elite school stirs dispute

A local education office on Tuesday made a move to turn one of its elite high schools into a regular one on Tuesday, hinting at a potential all-out feud between the government and education superinten...

Updated : 2014.07.22 21:28