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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

George Mason Korea head sees bigger role for colleges

The general international consensus has been that modern society is transforming at an unprecedented rate, fueled by technological development and an increase in cross-cultural interactions. Despite ...

Updated : 2015.11.23 18:53

Number of kids studying abroad falls 63% in 8 years

Yoon Jeong-sik, a 30-year-old who has studied in the U.S. for half of his life, has struggled to find a job in Korea. Having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political philosophy from a state u...

Updated : 2015.11.17 17:38

Number of overseas Korean students continues to drop

The number of young South Koreans studying abroad plunged by a third over eight years, official data showed Tuesday, apparently thanks to the nation's improved English education system. In 2014, 10,...

Updated : 2015.11.17 10:33

Seoul school accused of admissions fraud

Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Sunday that it found multiple cases of admissions fraud by Hana Academy Seoul in a special investigation of the school. According to the SMOE, the academy...

Updated : 2015.11.15 18:39

Ministry to punish teachers for textbook protest

The Education Ministry has requested disciplinary actions against teachers who participated in a nationwide condemnation of the recently revived state-authored history textbooks, officials said Sunda...

Updated : 2015.11.15 18:38