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Korea lags far behind in education quality

South Korea is investing heavily in education, but its education quality lags far behind rich countries in nurturing talent through skills development, a report showed Sunday. According to the report ...

Updated : 2017.04.30 13:52

Education Ministry moves to shield kids from air pollution

Primary to high schools here without indoor gyms are now required to create indoor spaces for sports in preparation for days when air quality is poor, South Korea’s Ministry of Education said Thursda...

Updated : 2017.04.27 15:30

Busan to remove objective tests from elementary schools

BUSAN -- The education office of South Korea's second-largest city of Busan said Thursday it will abolish multiple-choice objective tests in elementary schools starting next year. Students from an ele...

Updated : 2017.04.27 13:38

Dwight School graduates accepted to prestigious universities

Students from Dwight School Seoul’s graduating class of 2017 have been accepted to over 85 prestigious universities worldwide, including Ivy League schools, the school said Wednesday.(Dwight School S...

Updated : 2017.04.20 14:11

Korea to nurture 'software-oriented' universities

South Korea will help more local universities provide quality education in the software sector as part of its drive to develop the industry and nurture more talent, the science minister said Monday. ...

Updated : 2017.04.17 09:48

Dankook Univ. educates design thinking for its students with diverse backgrounds

Dankook University is currently holding a hand-on workshop on “design thinking” inspired by Stanford d.school, the South Korean school said Tuesday. The weeklong program, to be held at the universit...

Updated : 2017.03.28 17:52

[Weekender] Lifelong courses help with second careers

Shim Jae-chul, 57, had to find a new way to make a living when he lost his job three years ago. To restart his career, Shim chose to take online courses to obtain an electrician’s certificate. “I ha...

Updated : 2017.03.24 18:23

[Weekender] MOOC gains ground despite low completion rate

Harry Smith has seized every opportunity to learn during his 50-year career. After he was diagnosed with kidney cancer, he took to Coursera, a massive open online course platform, to keep learning and...

Updated : 2017.03.24 17:33

[Weekender] Ordinary Joes see lifelong education as a way up, way out

That life is a never-ending learning process is a hackneyed idea, but it carries with it the idea that learning is down to the individual.Once compulsory education is over, it is completely up to them...

Updated : 2017.03.24 16:00

S. Korea to strengthen education for young NK defectors

The education ministry said Thursday it will reinforce Korean language and vocational training for thousands of young North Korean defectors studying in local schools.A total of 2,517 North Korean def...

Updated : 2017.03.23 15:01

Korean Education Center opens 40th branch in Ukraine

The Korean Education Center, a Ministry of Education-affiliated agency in charge of teaching Korean to overseas Koreans and foreigners, has opened its 40th offshore branch in Ukraine, the ministry sai...

Updated : 2017.03.17 15:15

Court temporarily bans school from using state-authored history textbook

A district court on Friday temporarily banned a local high school from using a controversial state-authored history textbook. The court upheld an injunction request filed by five parents who accused t...

Updated : 2017.03.17 14:04

Private education spending hits record high in 2016: survey

Monthly expenditures on private education here reached an all-time high last year amid a steady drop in the number of students, a government survey showed Tuesday.Monthly spending on private education...

Updated : 2017.03.14 09:55

Over 80 schools to use state history textbooks as supplementary material

More than 80 middle and high schools have applied to use controversial state-authored history textbooks as supplementary materials in the new academic year, the education ministry said Monday.The text...

Updated : 2017.03.06 12:14

[Eye] Star TOEIC instructor jumps on video streaming bandwagon

On a chilly evening in February on the third floor of Freec Up Studio in Samseong-dong, only a handful of people were roaming across the hall packed with meeting rooms and studios. In one relatively s...

Updated : 2017.03.03 18:32