ERIC Number: ED311177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
World Perspective Case Descriptions on Educational Programs for Adults: Korea.
Nam, Jin U
Adult education in North Korea first eliminated illiteracy and is now concentrating on raising the level of general knowledge of the working people to that of college graduates. The first stage was concluded when illiteracy was eradicated by 1949 through the establishment of educational institutions for the literacy crusade. The second stage was from 1949 to the end of the 1950s. This phase took on the task of increasing the number of the working people's primary schools, usually set up in workshops or factories and residential districts. The aim of these schools was to prevent working people from relapsing into illiteracy. From about 1960 to the middle of the 1970s, the working people's middle school flourished. The goal of the next phase was to intellectualize the whole of society--to raise the cultural and technical standard of working people to the level of college graduates. Colleges attached to factories were developed. Working people can participate in higher education without discontinuing their production activities. Farmers' and fishermen's colleges also have been established, and correspondence and evening courses also offer college education. All graduates are required to continue to study daily, leading toward the state's goal of lifelong education. (In addition to the case description, this document includes information on the World Perspective case study project indexes of all cases by country and by category, and guidelines for contributors. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Korea