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University students borrow less books for 5 straight years

South Korean university students have borrowed less books from libraries for five straight years, due mainly to the increase of electronic data and decline in general book readership, a statistical d...

Updated : 2016.03.07 14:59

Court rules ban against English immersion education is constitutional

The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the government's prohibition against intensive English education for children in the first few grades of elementary schools is constitutional. In 2013, s...

Updated : 2016.02.25 16:41

Seoul mulls abolishing ‘elite’ high schools

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Wednesday it recently conducted a study on possibly abolishing the high school pecking order, which Seoul’s education chief Cho Hi-yeon has pointed to...

Updated : 2016.02.24 15:04

INU launches global integrated college

Incheon National University on Tuesday launched the College of Law, Commerce and Public Affairs, which encompasses various disciplines in its humanities program. According to officials, the integrat...

Updated : 2016.02.23 18:37

Korea, U.S. defense universities to strengthen academic exchanges

South Korea's state-run defense university said Tuesday it plans to ink a preliminary deal with its U.S. counterpart this week to strengthen academic exchanges amid North Korea's evolving threats. T...

Updated : 2016.02.23 13:00

Ministry codifies schools’ student protection but without binding power

The Education Ministry on Monday rolled out a series of measures to protect children deprived of their right to education but the plan is not legally binding, raising questions about their effectiven...

Updated : 2016.02.22 14:26

[Graphic News] Most gifted children learning math, science

Of all elementary, middle and high school students in South Korea, 1.8 percent of have been deemed gifted children and are receiving specialized education, the Education Ministry said Wednesday. Of ...

Updated : 2016.02.17 18:24

IVECA promotes cross-cultural education

Recognizing education as a powerful tool to achieve international prosperity, 21st century learning should address the linkages between education and its contributions on the global level, an expert ...

Updated : 2016.02.01 18:17

Chadwick to host meeting of overseas schools

Chadwick International will host the Korea Council of Overseas Schools on March 11, officials said Monday. The KORCOS is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization of educators from overseas currentl...

Updated : 2016.02.01 18:15

Yonsei’s new chief takes office

Yonsei University’s newly-elected president Kim Yong-hak took office on Monday at an inauguration ceremony held in the school’s Seoul campus. Kim, 63, has worked as a sociology professor at the un...

Updated : 2016.02.01 16:06

Education issues set for bumpy year in 2016

The year 2016 is expected to be a boisterous one in the education sector, especially as government policies continue to fuel political and ideological debates about issues including free child care, ...

Updated : 2016.02.01 15:49

Appeals court upholds stripping teachers’ union of legal status

The Seoul High Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the government’s decision to strip the Korea Teachers and Education Workers’ Union of its legal status, dealing it yet another blow in its two-year...

Updated : 2016.01.21 15:48

Authorities play chicken over ‘child care crisis’

Even as payday for kindergarten teachers across the country looms, the impasse between government and regional education authorities over financing the country’s free child care “Nuri” program per...

Updated : 2016.01.20 15:45

The rooms where time refuses to pass

ANSAN, Gyeonggi Province – Lockers have not been emptied, boards not erased, class timetables not updated and the calendar not flipped since that fateful day of April 16, 2014. This photo shows one...

Updated : 2016.01.18 17:50

[Weekender] ‘Elite education vital to help students reach their full potential’

The debate over gifted education in Korea is generally played out between two sides: Opponents argue the special education program is tailored for the select few and undermines the principle of equal...

Updated : 2016.01.08 18:17