ERIC Number: ED313292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Social Constructions of Schooling. Research Report No. 142.
The major driving force for educational development in Korea is educational behavior and the educational perspectives that underlie it. Chapter 1 of this book looks at the Korean educational system and identifies the patterns of thought concerning education, the values underlying these patterns, and their defining implications for educational development. Chapter 2 provides the theoretical background through an extensive review of the literature. Chapter 3 builds the conceptual model which highlights different patterns of viewing educational characteristics of Korean society using Singleton's conceptual classification and Berger's social construction model. Chapter 4 describes the procedure of constructing a questionnaire according to the model and administering the survey. The findings of the survey are described in chapter 5 and include a profile of the sample population of 850 teachers, 5,040 parents, and 5,560 students, their value orientations, the desired value orientations of education, and an evaluation of school educational systems. Findings indicate that 76 percent of the sample believes that humanism should be more respected than materialism in social development and change. Additionally, 89 percent of parents want their sons to have a university education, while only 70 percent want the same for their daughters. The findings also reveal that the typical public conception of schooling is associated with the humanistic model, rather than the gate-keeper or Confucian models. (PPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Books; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Korean Educational Development Inst., Seoul.
Identifiers - Location: South Korea