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Korea confirms state textbook plan

Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn announced Tuesday that South Korea would officially reinstate government-issued history textbooks for secondary education from 2017, saying that the current system had fa...

Updated : 2015.11.03 18:55

U.S. historian calls state textbook unworkable

A prominent U.S. expert on Korean history bashed the Seoul government’s plan to reinstate government-issued history textbooks, raising concerns that President Park Geun-hye is attempting to unify vi...

Updated : 2015.11.03 18:41

Korea confirms state textbook plan, says private publication failed

Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn announced Tuesday that South Korea would officially reinstate government-issued history textbooks for secondary education, saying that the current private publication syst...

Updated : 2015.11.03 11:41

Ministry pushes ahead with state textbook

The government said Monday it would expedite the schedule to confirm reinstatement of government-issued history textbooks from Thursday to Tuesday, prompting a flurry of protests with the main opposi...

Updated : 2015.11.02 18:33

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Updated : 2015.10.30 10:37

Ruling party links state textbook opponents to North Korea

With South Korea plunging deeper into the dispute over state-controlled history lessons, the ruling Saenuri Party on Thursday attempted to throw North Korea into the mix by suggesting that opponents ...

Updated : 2015.10.29 18:31

Textbook spat threatens to take down minister

As President Park Geun-hye’s plan to revive state-authored history textbooks faces hurdles, the ruling Saenuri Party began pressuring Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea to take responsibility for the b...

Updated : 2015.10.27 18:56

‘Secret team’ claims worsen textbook clash

Opposition lawmakers staged an overnight standoff with Education Ministry staff outside the government office that deals with the publication of school history textbooks Sunday, alleging that the sta...

Updated : 2015.10.26 18:59

Textbook feud debates global benchmarks

In emphasizing the necessity for state-led history education, Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea told local university chiefs Tuesday that “countries suffering from social conflict such as Turkey and ...

Updated : 2015.10.22 19:06

Education minister’s comments add fuel to textbook dispute

Controversy over the reintroduction of state-authored history textbooks further escalated Wednesday upon reports that Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea told presidents of universities that the nationw...

Updated : 2015.10.21 18:35

Korea kicks off state history textbook publication process

The South Korean government has initiated the first stage of its plan to publish state-authored history textbooks for secondary education by allocating the budget, officials said Tuesday. The plans ...

Updated : 2015.10.20 18:53

‘Single version of history is against nature of education’

The Education Ministry recently announced that it will take back publishing rights of history textbooks for secondary education in a bid to restore “balanced history education.” But Yang Jung-hyun...

Updated : 2015.10.19 21:06

‘State history textbook will balance history education’

As criticism against the plan to revive state-authored history textbooks mounted over concerns that they will be biased in favor of conservatives, the government said it will rule out “far-right” s...

Updated : 2015.10.19 21:04

Teachers' unions divided over history textbooks

Two teachers' unions were divided Friday on the government's decision to reintroduce a single set of history textbooks for secondary school students. On Monday, the Ministry of Education announced t...

Updated : 2015.10.16 11:48

Challenges only beginning for state history textbook

The government’s path to reclaiming issuing rights for history textbooks from private publishers entails a myriad of tasks, such as procuring the authors and budget and getting the general education...

Updated : 2015.10.14 18:15