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Kwon, Soonjung; Kristjánsson, Kristján; Walker, David I. – Educational Review, 2017
This article explores some of the hidden background behind the highly praised school results in South Korea. An ethnographic case study is used to cast light on how schooling is actually experienced by South Korean students. Two main results are reported from these data. First, evidence is presented of damaging "cultural elements" such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Case Studies, Student Experience
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Ha, Yeojin; Park, Hyun-Jeong – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the causal effects of after-school programs (ASPs) and private tutoring on Korean secondary school students' academic achievement. The students' data from the Gyeonggi Education Panel Study were used in this study for the actual data analysis. The study attempted to adjust for possible selection bias toward…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Tutoring, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Lim, Yangmi; Nam, Su-Jung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study analysed "The 8th Online Survey of Adolescent Health and Behaviour in 2012", which is a government-approved statistical survey of Internet use and patterns in Korea. We conducted a propensity score matching (PSM) to control for economic status differences between monocultural and multicultural families and an ANOVA to estimate…
Descriptors: Internet, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Online Surveys
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Han, Sunyoung – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The trend of avoiding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) majors has persisted resulting in a lack of professionals in STEM fields. Further, the current STEM education system in Korea does not meet domestic demands for STEM labor. To discover an educational approach encouraging students to choose STEM majors at the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, STEM Education, Structural Equation Models, Correlation
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Lee, Chang-Hun; Moak, Stacy; Walker, Jeffery T. – Youth & Society, 2016
Despite the emerging phenomenon of sexting, scientific investigation with criminological perspectives has been limited. Utilizing data collected from 1,612 randomly selected youth in South Korea, this study begins the investigation into which criminological theory best explains sexting behaviors. Theories considered include self-control, social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Handheld Devices, Telecommunications
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Kim, Sung Reul; Kim, Hyun Kyung; Kim, Ji Young; Kim, Hye Young; Ko, Sung Hee; Park, Minyoung – Journal of School Nursing, 2016
The aim of this study was to identify smoking cessation failure subgroups among Korean adolescents. Participants were 379 smoking adolescents who joined a smoking cessation program. A questionnaire and a cotinine urine test were administered before the program began. Three months after the program ended, the cotinine urine test was repeated. A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, Health Behavior, Failure
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Lu, Jiamei; Li, Daqi; Stevens, Carla; Ye, Renmin – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2016
Using Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, an international education database, this study analyzed the evaluations of computer use for academic learning by 15-year-old students from seven Edu-systems (unit in PISA) in Eastern Asia. Six variables were identified in association with students' evaluations of computer use…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Attitudes, Computer Uses in Education
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Fitzgerald, Jill; Stenner, A. Jackson; Sanford-Moore, Eleanor E.; Koons, Heather; Bowen, Kimberly; Kim, Kee Hyung – Reading Psychology, 2015
The purpose of the present cross-age study with South Korean students was to investigate the relationship of age and years of English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) exposure with English-reading ability. The main research question was, "Do individuals' age and number of years of English exposure interact in relation to English-reading…
Descriptors: Age Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Correlation
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Lee, Ji-Young; Bae, Sung-Man – School Psychology International, 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore significant variables predicting adolescent suicidal attempts. Socio-environmental variables such as gender, school record, school grade, school adaptation, and family intimacy together with intra-individual variables including depression, anxiety, delinquency, stress, and self-esteem were considered as…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Social Influences
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Kim, Kyung-Nyun – Journal of Career Development, 2015
This study considers the specificity of 3,136 Korean students' occupational preferences during secondary school and examines whether the types of high school are related to the crystallization in occupational preferences by applying binary growth models. Based on Super's developmental stage, this study shows that students largely formulate solid…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Choice, Occupational Aspiration, High School Students
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Kim, Kinam; Kim, Minsung; Shin, Jungyeop; Ryu, Jaemyong – Journal of Geography, 2015
This article examined the role of task demand and its effects on transfer in geographic learning. Student performance was measured through eye-movement analysis in two related experiments. In Experiment 1, the participants were told that they would travel through an area depicted in photographs either driving an automobile or observing the…
Descriptors: Geography, Difficulty Level, Cognitive Processes, Eye Movements
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Kim, Dong-Joong; Kang, Hyangim; Lee, Hyun-Joo – International Education Studies, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate characteristics of limit concepts through the simultaneous use of historical and experimental epistemologies. Based on a historical epistemology which is an investigation of historical developments in a mathematical concept raised in the history of mathematics, four different developments of limit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Grade 5
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Hong, Won-Pyo; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2014
By examining teacher interviews and student survey data through the lens of multiculturalism and post-colonialism, this study investigates how the USA is taught in secondary school social studies in South Korea. Specifically, the study examines the teachers' goals, the representation of the USA in Korean textbooks and its influence on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Social Studies, Textbooks
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Chung, Sung Suk; Joung, Kyoung Hwa – Journal of School Nursing, 2014
Many students in Korea begin to use tobacco and develop a regular smoking habit before they reach adulthood. Yet, little is known about various signs contributing to the transition of the student smoking behaviors. This study used a national sample to explore and compare risk factors for smoking behaviors. Three types of smoking behaviors were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Smoking, At Risk Persons, Health Behavior
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Kang, Mun-koo; Chang, Hyung-ji – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014
This study is aimed at ensuring the validity of the Practical English Certification Test (PECT) of the Chung-nam Office of Education (COE) in Korea. Motivated by the demand for a developing localized English test to empower English learning in public education, the COE conducted the PECT for 38,544 students of elementary, middle and high schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests
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