ERIC Number: ED399374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Republic of Korea.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
One of a series of studies on the development of technical and vocational education in the member states of UNESCO, this report profiles the educational system in the Republic of Korea. The five parts of the document provide information about the following: education in Korea; the technical vocational education training (TVET) systems, programs, and statistics in Korea; TVET supporting systems and activities; key TVET-related offices, organizations, and professionals; and the present situation and future challenges of the Korean TVET. Some of the highlights are as follows: (1) until the second half of the 20th century, Korea was largely an agrarian society poorly endowed with national resources; (2) great strides in economic development since the 1950s have spurred an increase in education and an aim to educate workers for high technology; (3) the education system consists of 6 years of primary school, 3 years of junior high school, 3 years of high school, and 4 years of college; (4) approximately 95 percent of students go to high schools, with about one-third of the high schools being technical schools; (5) students from any high school course can apply for college; (6) the larger portion of educational finance is dependent on governmental support and student tuition; (7) TVET programs under the formal education system are provided in high schools and junior colleges; (8) vocational training programs administered by the Ministry of Labor usually last 3-12 months; (9) 233 different courses of study are offered in vocational areas in junior colleges; and (10) short-term training programs are provided by local governments. (The bibliography contains 11 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID), UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand; Networking and Information Service Unit, CPSC, P.O. Box 7500, Domestic Airport Post Office, NAIA, Pasay City 1300, Manila, Philippines.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: South Korea