ERIC Number: ED359098
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
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Education in Korea: Doing Well and Feeling Bad.
Ellinger, Thomas R.; Carlson, Deborah L.
Foreign Service Journal, v67 n6 p16-18 Jun 1990
This article examines the features of the South Korean education system, a system radically different from that which exists in the United States and from which the United States might draw some useful lessons. In South Korea, students follow a routine of strict attention to their studies in a curriculum that emphasizes mathematics. Students are required to pass a series of competitive examinations at each rung of the educational ladder. The Korean government pays for each child to attend grades one through six, but parents must pay for middle and high school education. While there are limitations to the Korean approach to education, the United States can find much to emulate in South Korea's model of hard work and national commitment, with parents assuming partial responsibility for their youngster's educational success. (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea