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Park‘s history textbook plan faces uncertainty

Opposition parties on Tuesday said that the Education Ministry should be abolished if it pushes ahead with the planned introduction of the controversial state-authored history textbook. Calling it the...

Updated : 2016.11.29 17:28

Ministry unveils state-issued history textbook

The Ministry of Education on Monday unveiled a draft version of the controversial state-authored history textbooks, despite criticism over their political neutrality and nationwide protests against th...

Updated : 2016.11.28 19:50

Minister rules out withdrawal of history textbook plan

Education Minister Lee Jun-shik on Sunday ruled out the possibility of the government withdrawing its much-disputed plan to introduce state-authored history textbooks at schools nationwide. “As of no...

Updated : 2016.11.27 17:13

Gov't reveals guidelines for controversial state-authored history textbooks

The South Korean Ministry of Education has officially revealed its guidelines for controversial state-authored history textbooks on Friday, which touch on some of the most sensitive disputes in the country's modern history. The guideline compilation has drawn attention from the public, as ...

Updated : 2016.11.25 21:01

606,000 students take college entrance exam

Some 606,000 high school seniors and graduates in South Korea took the state-administered annual college entrance exam Thursday, as the government implemented various traffic control and anti-noise me...

Updated : 2016.11.17 09:48

No. of foreign students studying in Korea tops 120,000 in Sept.

The number of foreign students studying in South Korea topped the 120,000-mark for the first time last month, the justice ministry said Friday.It was tallied at 122,082 as of the end of September, up 3.8 percent from the previous month and up 19.6 percent from a year earlier.China topped t...

Updated : 2016.10.28 10:31

Two-thirds of textbooks at int'l schools refer to East Sea as 'Sea of Japan'

Nearly two-thirds of textbooks used by international schools in South Korea solely use the name "Sea of Japan" to describe the East Sea, research showed Friday, triggering calls to get local authorities to take action. According to the research conducted by the Ministry of Education, 24 of...

Updated : 2016.10.14 10:28

Math textbooks too complicated for students: lawmaker

A ruling party lawmaker said Wednesday existing math textbooks for students are excessively complicated, casting concerns they may induce students to seek private tutoring to keep up with class work."...

Updated : 2016.10.05 10:47

Korea, Peru co-host APEC's future education forum

South Korea, along with Peru, hosted a two-day meeting of education officials and teachers from Asia-Pacific countries in Lima this week to discuss how education should be provided in the future, the education ministry said Tuesday.South Korean Education Minister Lee Joon-sik took part in ...

Updated : 2016.10.04 16:35

Most teachers regard school curriculum as unhelpful: report

Most teachers in South Korea believe the current curriculums of elementary and secondary schools are too focused on examinations and fail to teach students skills that can help them in the future, a s...

Updated : 2016.09.27 17:02

More than 100,000 foreign students now study in Korea

The total number of foreign students studying in South Korea has surpassed the 100,000 mark, a local education data institute said Sunday.Data provided by Higher Education in Korea (www.academyinfo.go.kr) showed the landmark number being reached as of April 1, with 104,262 students enrolle...

Updated : 2016.09.18 09:57

School schedules, terminology are now available in 5 foreign languages

A public foundation on Sunday said a booklet of the yearly schedules of preschools and primary schools and terminology used in them are currently available for parents of multicultural families.The Korean Institute for Healthy Family, a state-affiliated organization working to help famili...

Updated : 2016.09.04 17:00

Parents study English to teach their children

A survey showed Thursday that a majority of Korean parents have tried teaching their children English, with many of them having studied the language themselves to enhance their teaching ability. Accor...

Updated : 2016.08.25 17:00

50 Beijing high schoolers arrive at Seoul schools, aspire to study at Korean universities

As many as 50 students from a Beijing high school have transferred to four separate high schools in Seoul en masse as they aspire to study at South Korean universities, school officials said Thursday, amid Chinese parents'increasing zeal for a high level of education in their neighboring c...

Updated : 2016.08.25 16:05

Gov't cracks down on hundreds of cram schools illegally operating in Seoul

South Korea's government on Tuesday said it has imposed administrative penalties on some hundreds of private education institutes illegally operating in the affluent southern part of Seoul this year. The Seoul Gangnam Seocho District Office of Education said a total of 259 cram schools wer...

Updated : 2016.08.23 10:47