ERIC Number: ED331363
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Korea Papers: Profiles in Educational Exchange. NAFSA Field Service Working Paper #10.
Limbird, Martin; And Others
This document comprises four papers which were presented at the Advanced Professional Development Symposium on the Educational System of Korea. The papers discuss various topics on the education of Koreans both at home and in the United States including employment for U.S.-Trained Koreans in Korea, and linguistic, cultural and educational differences between Americans and Koreans. The first paper, "The American Experience in Retrospect: Views of U.S. Educated Koreans Inside Korean Conglomerates" by Martin Limbird, considers U.S.-educated Koreans as employment policy makers, employers' views of practical training, U.S. alumni views on adjustment into the Korean corporate structure, and the value to them of "learning to reason." The second paper, "Korean Ideas and Values" (Michael C. Kalton) discusses Korean culture including family and social relationships, decorum, age, filial piety, Unhae ("gracious favors"), personalism, education, and male/female attitudes. The third paper, by James H. Robinson, is titled "Linguistic, Cultural and Educational Contexts of Korea" and considers linguistic differences, syntax, phonology, sociolinguistics, contrastive rhetoric, perseverance, politeness, obedience, educational differences, the study ethic, cooperation, plagiarism, The final paper is "The Natives are Restless: Anthropological Research on a Korean University" by Fredric Marc Roberts and Chun Kyung-soo. It discusses political activism at Seoul National University, tensions between students and teachers, and political pressures. References accompany each paper. (LPT)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Differences, Educational Anthropology, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Professional Development, Religious Differences, Social Differences, Teachers, Universities, Values
NAFSA Publications Department, 1860, 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($7.45).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC. Student Support Services Div.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC. Field Service Program.
Identifiers: Seoul National University (South Korea); South Korea
Note: Papers presented at the Advanced Professional Development Symposium on the Educational System of Korea, held in conjunction with the NAFSA Region VI Conference (Columbus, OH, October 25-29, 1988). Some pages contain very light type.