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Education in South Korea: challenges and reforms

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Frame of Image ction 1. Performance in Korean Education
<Table 1> Average Test Scores
(Unit: Ranking out of 31)
Korea Scien t ific Literacy Math Literacy Reading literacy Japan U.S U.K France Germany Sweden Canada Italy Mexico
1
2
14
4
12
20
10
5
23
30
2
1
19
8
10
20
15
6
26
30
6
8
15
7
14
21
9
2
20
30
Source: OECD “Knowledge and Skill for Life”, PISA 2000
Section 1. Performance in Korean Education
<Table 1-1> Distribution of Test Scores: Reading literacy
(Unit:percentage)
Korea Below level 1 At level 1 At level 2 At level 3 At level 4 At level 5 Japan U.S U.K France Germany Sweden Canada Italy Mexico
1 5 19 39 31 6
3 7 18 33 29 10
6 12 21 27 21 12
4 9 20 27 24 16
4 11 22 31 24 8
10 13 22 27 19 9
3 9 20 30 26 11
2 7 19 28 28 17
5 14 26 31 19 5
16 28 30 19 6 1
Source: OECD “Knowledge and Skill for Life”, PISA 2000
Section 1. Performance in Korean Education
<Table 2> Student Engagement
(Unit: percentage)
Korea Japan U.S U.K France Germany Sweden Canada Italy Mexico
Student with Low sense of belonging
41
38
25
17
30
23
18
21
23
22
Student with Low Participation
8
4
20
15
15
13
24
26
22
21
Source: OECD “Student Engagement at School”, PISA 2000
Section 1. Performance in Korean Education
<Table 3> Student participation in educational courses outside school
(Unit:percentage)
OECD Averag Korea e Participatio n 24.9 [1] Participatio n 32.3 [2] Japan U.S U.K France German Sweden Canada y Italy Mexico
63.6
70.7
24.7
20.1
N.A.
10.4
7.8
1 4.4
5.6
51.4
57.5
17.3
28.8
24.4
N.A.
36.2
7.8
3 1.6
4 8.0
4 7.1


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Title Education in South Korea: challenges and reforms
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Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Kim, Taejong

Date 2005
Pages 31
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Education
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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