ERIC Number: EJ486981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Success and Education in South Korea.
Sorensen, Clark W.
Comparative Education Review, v38 n1 p10-35 Feb 1994
South Korean students scored better than students from 18 other countries on math and science achievement tests. In South Korea, economic social status for oneself and one's family are directly related to educational level. This, plus intense pressure from parents and authoritarian teachers, motivates students to score well on competitive national exams for high school and college admission. (KS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Structure, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Parent Participation, Science Achievement, Social Values, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Responsibility
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea