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President warns against split over history education

South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that history lessons should not “lead to division within people over ideological standoff,” in a rebuttal to the opposition’s criticism of the gov...

Updated : 2015.10.13 18:18

[News Focus] Facts and fable behind textbook conundrum

The nationwide dispute over the Education Ministry’s recent decision to reinstate state history textbooks for secondary education hinges on the government and the ruling party’s claim that current ...

Updated : 2015.10.13 18:18

British Council unveils program for English language assessment conference

British Council Korea has announced the program of the third annual New Directions Conference, which will take place at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul on Oct. 15 and 16. New Directions is an an...

Updated : 2015.10.13 16:30

Gov't announces state control over history textbooks

The government Monday announced its plan to reintroduce a single state history textbook for secondary school students to address what it calls the predominantly left-leaning contents in current books...

Updated : 2015.10.12 15:29

English guru helps students foster creativity

With Korean society emphasizing the importance of the “creative economy,” novel and imaginative ideas are becoming more valuable than ever. Professor Min Byoung-chul, professor of international st...

Updated : 2015.10.08 18:52

Decision on history textbooks due next week

The Education Ministry said Wednesday it would announce next week its decision on the possible reinstatement of state-published history textbooks for secondary education, a move that is expected to p...

Updated : 2015.10.07 18:28

‘College students have poor Korean’

A recent study by a local scholar suggested South Korean college students are not very proficient in their mother tongue, with the average student having only basic writing skills. Song Hyun-jung, a...

Updated : 2015.10.06 18:46

Protests erupt over college president ballots

Last Friday, some 400 students of state-run universities across South Korea held a joint protest supporting the direct voting system of college presidents by professors. While the students themselve...

Updated : 2015.10.05 19:05

Hanyang University to hold student forum

Hanyang University’s Institute of Chinese Studies is hosting an international student forum about the network between South Korea and China on Thursday, school officials said Monday. The topic of th...

Updated : 2015.10.05 18:53

New grading system confirmed for college English exam

South Korea recently confirmed the final plans for the 2017 college entrance exam, known here as Suneung, the most notable of which was to change the current curved grading system to a score-based “a...

Updated : 2015.10.05 18:53

‘Workload, sexism, lack of voice ail Asian teachers’

Many teachers in countries across the Asia-Pacific region are suffering from a series of problems including overtime work, gender discrimination against females and the lack of opportunities for prof...

Updated : 2015.10.04 18:01

‘Ministry fails to rein in kindergarten tuition hike’

The South Korean government has failed to take appropriate measures to suppress the billowing tuition for English kindergartens, despite its pledge to reduce the increasing costs for private educatio...

Updated : 2015.09.24 18:04

Yonsei professors campaign against state history textbook

Professors at Yonsei University on Tuesday joined a nationwide move against the government’s attempt to reinstate state-published history textbooks for secondary education. The move came a week after...

Updated : 2015.09.22 18:00

Education for ‘YouTube generation’

Education will need to take a far different approach from the “factory model of teaching” of the past to grant students greater control over their learning, a U.S. educator has said. “What matter...

Updated : 2015.09.21 18:47

‘Hanja’ education in elementary schools stirs dispute

The South Korean Education Ministry’s year-long effort to reintroduce use of Chinese characters ― or Hanja ― in primary education was put on hold earlier this month, but the controversy lingers as...

Updated : 2015.09.21 18:46