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ERIC Number: EJ1165220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2202-493X
Making Our Schools More Creative: Korea's Efforts and Challenges
So, Kyunghee; Hu, Yae-ji; Park, Jiae
International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, v16 n4 p77-88 2017
The Korean government has been interested in developing creativity in education and has attempted to increase the creativity of schools since the mid-1990s. This study critically reviews the efforts of the Korean Government over the past 20 years. The study analyses government documents and related department website materials published since mid-1990s when creativity emerged as a key agenda in Korean education policy. The results reveal that the government's endeavours for achieving creativity include increasing flexibility in the national curriculum, developing teachers' creativity by improving teacher education, and establishing supporting systems such as online information websites and teaching and learning materials. However, these efforts have not achieved a real transformation in schools. For the government to achieve its aims, this study recommends that it supports an emphasis on creativity in school subjects and supports teacher-driven development of teaching materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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