K-education: back to the roots

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Period9 Jan 2013

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  • TitleK-education: back to the roots
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletKorea Times
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
    DescriptionWith the election of Park Geun-hye, Korea has voted for the continuation of a conservative government and as such has charged Korea's elite to continue focusing on economic performance and progress.

    In line with this call is a newly elected conservative education chief Moon Yong-lin in Seoul who wants to restore the authority of teachers; in stark contrast to the previous liberal superintendent Kwak No-hyun.

    Korean voters want a return to performance orientation in the country's education system through tradition and Confucian dynamism.

    Korea's economic miracle has been associated with previous governments' five-year economic plans to grow the economy, from heavy industries to exports of cars and consumer electronics, followed by a focus on research and development (education, science, medicine), and ultimately high-tech industries.
    Producer/AuthorChris Baumann
    PersonsChris Baumann