ERIC Number: ED308945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
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Traditional Korean Child Rearing Practices.
Han, Myunghee; Washington, Ernest D.
This study describes traditional Korean child rearing and its relation to personality, social development, and their implications for education. Topics addressed include the family structure, traditional value orientation, the prenatal period, patterns of interaction in infancy, the baby as a vulnerable being, the baby as a spiritual being, the mother-child bond, and emotional patterning. Korean culture is based on a unique pattern of beliefs, values, child rearing practices, and family relationships. At the center of the culture are the beliefs about the child's vulnerability and spirituality. Reflecting a tradition deeply rooted in Shamanism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, child rearing rituals are interwoven with day-to-day living. The result is that children develop with a sense of identity that conforms to deeply held beliefs. These beliefs result in youngsters who are thoughtful, considerate, and who are respectful of their parents. Implications for education are discussed. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea