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Ministry to unveil new history textbooks in 2020

The Ministry of Education said it would introduce a range of new history textbooks written by private publishers in 2020 in a complete turnaround from the former conservative administration’s decisio...

Updated : 2017.07.26 15:07

Annual convention for Korean language teachers kicks off in Seoul

The annual convention designed to promote the education of Korean as a second language kicked off in Seoul on Tuesday, gathering hundreds of participants from around the world, the education ministry ...

Updated : 2017.07.18 13:33

Panel for long-term educational policy to be formed in Aug.

A new body tasked with shaping the nation’s long-term education vision will be formed by August at the latest, Education Minister Kim Sang-kon said Wednesday.  “The ministry is in works with Cheong...

Updated : 2017.07.12 17:50

University chiefs call for support amid enrollment dip

BUSAN -- Universities need more governmental support to maintain and increase the quality of education and academic research as enrollment is expected to drop in line with Korea’s falling birthrate, ...

Updated : 2017.06.30 15:18

Education nominee vows to curb excessive competition

The nominee to serve as South Korea’s top education official vowed to promote equality in education and monitor the increasingly competitive educational system here during his parliamentary confirmat...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:28

Dwight drives technology-based learning

In a world of digital media and technology, Dwight School Seoul presents itself at the forefront of technology and innovation, providing foundational skills students need to compete and succeed in the...

Updated : 2017.06.29 15:13

Seoul allows five elite schools to remain intact

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education on Wednesday decided to extend autonomous rights given to five premium high schools for another five years, despite talks of removing the elite schools in th...

Updated : 2017.06.28 15:33

Clampdown on E-2 visa misuse ‘still open and ongoing’

An investigation into foreign residents teaching subjects other than their native language on E-2 visas is “still open and ongoing,” South Korea’s immigration office confirmed to The Korea Herald. ...

Updated : 2017.06.28 13:02

Five elite schools may face loss of special status

Some of Seoul’s specialized private high schools may lose their status as part of the Seoul education chief’s drive to level the playing field for students. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Educatio...

Updated : 2017.06.27 15:57

Foreign teachers left stranded by crackdown on visa violations

Foreigners teaching subjects other than English on E-2 visas may face eviction from South Korea, as the immigration office is cracking down on visa violations in English-only alternative schools. Four...

Updated : 2017.06.22 16:14

Ewha president vows open leadership

Newly minted Ewha Womans University President Kim Hei-sook on Thursday vowed open communication and inclusive leadership, seeking to rebuild the elite school after months of internal and external trou...

Updated : 2017.06.15 15:44

Education minister nominee stresses equal opportunity

Education Minister nominee Kim Sang-gon on Monday stressed equal opportunities for students, signaling a liberal turn in the nation’s education policy. “I will do my best to improve the welfare of c...

Updated : 2017.06.12 15:24

‘KAIST most innovative university in Asia’

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology has topped the “Asia-Pacific region’s Most Innovative Universities” list for advanced science. Located in Daejeon, Seoul and Busan, South Korea’...

Updated : 2017.06.11 13:34

Korean med professors arrested for diploma scam

Faculty members of a Korean medicine college in Seoul were arrested on allegations of selling confidential lab test data to students preparing dissertations for master’s and Ph.D. degrees, according ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:54

Anti-graft law causes confusion ahead of Teachers’ Day

The age-old tradition of giving gifts to teachers on Teachers Day on May 15 is now against the law in South Korea, but many parents still have no clue as to what extent the laws goes. A series of ques...

Updated : 2017.05.14 15:36