ERIC Number: EJ893591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Policy Efforts to Increase Women Faculty in Korea: Reactions and Changes at Universities
Kim, Namhee; Yoon, Hea Jun; McLean, Gary N.
Asia Pacific Education Review, v11 n3 p285-299 Sep 2010
Since 2001, the issue of the low ratio of women faculty in universities has been prominent in Korea because of its negative impact on female students and gender equality at the university level that has affected human resource development and utilization at the national level. To address this issue, the Korean government developed and executed an education policy, the Policy on Women Faculty Increase (PWFI) from 2004 to 2006. This paper investigated reactions to the PWFI and changes made as a result of the policy in the conservative Korean higher education context. We found that although the PWFI has particularly contributed to increasing the representativeness of women faculty in areas in which women faculty used to be rare, overall the PWFI has not made significant improvements in most participating universities due to the lack of internal motives and drivers and effective systems to support the policy. Recommendations for improvements in the policy are offered.
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Females, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, College Faculty, Educational Policy, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Gender Bias
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea