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ERIC Number: ED453774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 23
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Impact of Confucian Concepts of Feelings on Organizational Culture in Korean Higher Education.
Lee, Jeong-Kyu
Radical Pedagogy, v1 n3 Spr 2001
This paper discusses the impact of Confucian concepts of feelings, especially paternalism and favoritism, on the organizational culture of current higher education in South Korea. A descriptive analysis approach is taken through the lens of a cross cultural perspective. The influence of paternalism and favoritism on Korean institutional organizational culture is evident in several ways. The absence of criticism is one of the shortcomings of colleges and universities in South Korea. Factionalism rooted in family ties, regional relations, and school ties has become an obstacle to the exchange of scholarly knowledge and of academic information about universities, schools, departments, and faculty members. In addition, favoritism based on interpersonal ties and selfish feelings is a problem in South Korean higher education, as are egoistic scholarship and the worship of foreign knowledge. A final dilemma identified is the closed organizational culture of South Korean higher education. (Contains 81 references.) (SLD)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea