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ERIC Number: ED546633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1225-5335
Korean Experience and Achievement in Higher Education
Lee, Jeong-Kyu
Online Submission, SNU Journal of Education Research v11 p1-18 Dec 2001
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the transition of Korean education reform and to weigh Korean experience and achievement in contemporary higher education. The paper first of all illustrates a historical perspective on higher education in light of educational reform. Secondly, this study reviews the achievements of Korean higher education liking to economic development. Thirdly, the author examines educational enthusiasm as a main factor for the development of Korean higher education. Finally, the current national policy of Korean higher education is discussed. The author evaluates that between the 1960s and the 1970s a modernization doctrine and a human capital theory, as a link of policy for manpower demand and supply, were accepted by policy makers of the government and brought about the national economic development and individual's income increase. In addition, from the early 1980s until the present time, Korean higher education has been drastically increased in the aspects of manpower requirement and social demand due to the diversity of industrial and social structure as well as Koreans' educational zeal. Although Korea has already achieved universal higher education, the quality still lags behind its international competitors'.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea