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Ministry to improve education system for multicultural children

The Ministry of Education on Thursday unveiled its policy to revamp the education system to better accommodate multicultural families.In the 2015 policy briefing session by six ministries at the presidential office, the Education Ministry said it would establish kindergarten courses for mu...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:46

Korean parents ashamed of English proficiency

Korean parents consider their English language abilities to be the least desirable aspect of themselves for their children to take after, a survey found Wednesday. According to a survey conducted by the English language institute Yoons English School, 71.5 percent of parents with children ...

Updated : 2015.01.21 13:46

Students sue over flawed college entrance exam

A group of test-takers of the 2013 college entrance exam lodged a lawsuit against the government, demanding to be compensated for the damages inflicted upon them by a flawed question.The case was the first claim for damages filed by students concerning errors in the state-commissioned annu...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:22

Herald Edu inks English education partnership with Univ. of Wisconsin

Herald Edu, Inc., the education branch of Herald Corp., signed a memorandum of understanding on academic collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Stout, officials said Tuesday.The MOU will initi...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:20

Korea revamps state scholarship to weed out wrongful beneficiaries

The Education Ministry has remodeled the state scholarship program to ensure that the benefits go to those who actually need them, officials said Monday.The state college scholarship program provides financial support to students based on their family’s economic level, with less wealthy s...

Updated : 2015.01.19 22:00

Univ. students trust strangers more than politicians, corporations: survey

South Korean university students find strangers to be more trustworthy than local politicians and companies, a survey showed Monday, demonstrating the high level of pessimism among the younger generation about the political and economic agents in the country. In a survey of 2,300 students...

Updated : 2015.01.19 11:12

‘Half-price tuition’ faces sustainability questions

President Park Geun-hye’s flagship education policy of “half-price” college tuition is facing skepticism from experts over the lack of long-term financial resources to sustain it.During a New Year’s press conference, Park vowed to finalize the policy this year. The president claimed th...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:42

Ewha Womans University to freeze tuition

Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea (left) shakes hands with Choi Kyung-hee, the president of Ewha Womans University, during his visit to the university campus in Seoul on Wednesday. (Yonhap)Ewha Womans ...

Updated : 2015.01.15 21:44

School calendar change to cost W10tr: report

The government’s plan to adopt a Western-style school year would cost up to 10 trillion won ($9.2 billion) over 12 years, local researchers said Monday.The Education Ministry recently said it was considering moving the beginning of the school year from March to September, a move intended ...

Updated : 2015.01.15 21:43

[Herald Interview] Knowledge key in Dokdo, comfort women issues

For the past decade, Seo Kyoung-duk has waged a cultural fight against Japan’s rightists on two fronts. The professor of general education at Sungshin Women’s University led a variety of publicity c...

Updated : 2015.01.15 21:43

Students dissatisfied with English classes

Nearly 70 percent of students in middle and high schools said they are discontented with the way the English classes are taught at their schools, a survey showed Wednesday.According to a survey carried out by a high school teacher in Seoul, about 69 percent of respondents also said they th...

Updated : 2015.01.14 19:58

Hanyang fosters future technology leaders

In the face of globalization and the diversification of consumer demands, the need for creative new technologies is greater than ever before. In a bid to cater to such needs, Hanyang University’s Gra...

Updated : 2015.01.12 20:55

Colleges reforming ahead of state evaluation

With the government-initiated college reform about to take effect, tertiary education institutes across the country are scrambling to implement measures that will improve their scores in the upcoming ...

Updated : 2015.01.11 21:52

Education spending gap widens between rich and poor

The haves in Korea spend 1.6 times more money on their children’s private education than the have-nots do, a local civic group said Wednesday.The top 10 percent income earners spend an average of 368,700 won ($335) per household in the third quarter of 2014, A World Without Worries About ...

Updated : 2015.01.07 21:31

Universities toughen rules on postponing graduation

Universities said Monday they would no longer allow students to postpone graduation without signing up for new semesters, sparking complaints from students seeking to buy time to stack up academic credentials before entering the job market.Ewha Womans University recently announced it would...

Updated : 2015.01.05 21:08