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ERIC Number: ED547255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7224
The Role of Religion in Korean Higher Education
Lee, Jeong-Kyu
Online Submission, Religion & Education v29 n1 p49-65 May 2002
This study examines the role of religion in Korean elite and higher education during the premodern and modern periods with descriptive analysis. The study focuses on the contribution of Buddhism and Confucianism to premodern elite education in Korea, particularly the interaction between Confucianism and Christianity with modern higher education in Korea and on the role of religion in current Korean higher education through descriptive analysis. Buddhism and Confucianism were either primary or secondary key institutions in informal and formal Korean elite education during the early and medieval times. Christianity had a significant impact on modern higher education in Korea through its role in harmonizing the religious and educational tradition of Confucianism. Now, Christianity and Buddhism play active roles in private institutions, whereas Confucianism is a core factor of organizational culture in higher education.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea