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Education chiefs propose child care standoff talks

Heads of six education offices across the country accused the government Wednesday of unfairly forcing local education offices to shoulder the costs for its free child care Nuri program, and suggeste...

Updated : 2016.01.06 18:36

Student councils, scholars denounce sex slave deal

A local scholars’ group on Monday called for the immediate annulment of last week’s agreement between South Korea and Japan on wartime sex slavery, saying it is working with 380 intellectuals and act...

Updated : 2016.01.04 18:59

Child care crisis looms as funding standoff persists

The Education Ministry stepped up its offensive against local education superintendents this week, with the government and regional offices locking horns over who is responsible for funding the “Nur...

Updated : 2016.01.04 18:59

[BEST BRAND] Korea International School committed to 21st century learning

Korea International School committed to 21st century learning Korea International School focuses on applied learning, where students can apply the knowledge they learn to help creativity, problem so...

Updated : 2016.01.04 09:00

English Village classes beef up public education

With only about 80 million native Korean speakers worldwide, South Korea’s current potential to interact globally is limited. It’s no surprise then that the nation has taken an active interest in p...

Updated : 2015.12.23 16:44

Textbook row taken to Constitutional Court

South Korean civic groups on Tuesday filed an appeal to the Constitutional Court against the government for “infringing upon the impartiality of education” by taking over the publication rights for...

Updated : 2015.12.22 19:01

Multiple choice testing can ‘smother creativity’

On Nov. 12, over 600,000 Korean students took the college entrance exam, known here as the “Suneung” and widely referred to as “the most important test of their lives.” But Lee Won-key, the vice...

Updated : 2015.12.21 18:42

Korea limits tuition fee hikes

The Education Ministry on Sunday announced that it has capped college tuition hikes for next year at 1.7 percent, down from 2.4 percent this year. It marked the fourth straight fall of the maximum t...

Updated : 2015.12.21 18:42

Park renews call for correct history education

President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that history should be taught "correctly" for young South Koreans in what could be the latest move to advocate for state history textbooks. "I think history achi...

Updated : 2015.12.15 20:00

Textbook controversy spills over to selection of authors

With the government postponing the announcement of the criteria for government-issued history textbooks for the third time Monday, the dispute over the selection of authors fueled the debate over the...

Updated : 2015.12.15 09:31

‘Liberal arts education translates into better jobs’

With South Korean youths struggling to get jobs amid the worsening employment rate, the nation’s higher education trend has been shifting toward practical courses like finance and engineering and aw...

Updated : 2015.12.07 20:29

Backlash intensifies over bar exam retention

The government’s decision to delay the abolishment of the state-run bar exam has stoked vehement opposition, as students from 24 of 25 law schools in Korea agreed Friday to hand in dropout letters a...

Updated : 2015.12.04 20:29

Gov't to sponsor unification education at universities

The government plans to choose a handful of universities to lead education on inter-Korean reunification, a Unification Ministry official said Friday. The ministry will allocate 1.8 billion won ($1....

Updated : 2015.12.04 10:27

‘Seoul private schools run illegal English lessons’

Some private elementary schools in Seoul are breaking relevant laws by giving uncertified English lessons to young students, a local civic group said Monday. World Without Worries About Private Educ...

Updated : 2015.11.30 19:33

Ministry keeps textbook review committee under wraps

The Education Ministry said Monday it has confirmed 16 members of the review committee for secondary education history textbooks, but refused to disclose the members, stoking further opposition again...

Updated : 2015.11.30 19:28