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Education and Social Change in Korea

1st Edition

By Don Adams, Esther E. Gottlieb


252 pages

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This book, first published in 1993, provides students and scholars with an introduction to Korean education and the dynamics of interchange between the educational system and rapidly changing Korean society. Severe political, social and educational problems may be found in modern Korea: these conditions, together with certain persistent issues pertaining to the purposes, structure, and pedagogical characteristics of schooling make for serious contemporary debate.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Roots of Modern Education 1.1. Traditional Educational Patterns 1.2. Introduction of Modern Education 1.3. Period of Japanese Annexation 1.4. Education Under the US Military Government 1.5. Korean Education Under the First and Second Republics, 1948-1961 1.6. Education Goals and Laws 1.7. The Development Decades 2. The Educational System: Structure, Content and Administration 2.1. Formal Education 2.2. Teachers and Teacher Education 2.3. Teachers' Organisations 2.4. Non-formal Education 2.5. Administration of Education 2.6. The Ministry of Education 2.7. Finance 3. Transnational Transfer of Knowledge and its Influences on Korean Education 3.1. The Transnational Knowledge System 3.2. US Influences on Educational Theory and Practice 3.3. The Case of US Teaching Methods in Korea 3.4. Koreans Studying in Western Countries 3.5. Building an Indigenous Knowledge System 4. Educational Policy Making and Planning 4.1. Organisation of Planning and Policy Process 4.2. Sequential Middle-Range Plans 4.3. Policy/Planning/Practice: The Example of Vocational Education 4.4. Long-Term Educational Planning 5. Education, Economic and Social Change 5.1. Educational Growth 5.2. Distribution of Educational Opportunity 5.3. Education and Economic Growth 5.4. Education and Social Change 5.5. Education, Politics and Government 6. Epilogue 6.1. Explaining Educational and Economic Growth 6.2. Educational and Social Problems 6.3. Trends and Strategies 6.4. Goals and Ideology 6.5. Effectiveness and Quality 6.6. Equalising Educational Opportunity

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education in Asia

This set of reissued books examines education in Asia from a variety of different angles. From the westernisation of early twentieth century Chinese education, to the impact of the Communist revolution, to education and society in Korea, to Asian women’s experiences of education – this set collects some key texts by a range of original thinkers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies