Title K-education: back to the roots Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Korea Times Media type Country Korea, Republic of Date 9/01/13 Description With 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/Author Chris Baumann URL www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2013/01/113_128573.html Persons Chris Baumann