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Upgrading higher education in Korea : Context and policy responses

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Frame of Image portunities for the properly educated people with a proper set of human capital portfolio. As the quality of a nation's workforce is seen by many to be the key to national competitiveness and future economic prosperity, the task of 'upgrading of education' has emerged as the top national agenda in most countries. Against this backdrop, a growing number of countries are exerting all-out efforts to improve the overall quality of their manpower through significant transformation of their education systems, including changes in financing and governance, cultivation of institutional differentiation, creation of evaluation and accreditation mechanism, and curriculum reforms. But progress has been uneven and sharp contrast remains across and within the education system worldwide. One commonly observed problem is that whereas the workplace and surrounding environment have undergone exponential change, education systems are undergoing only incremental changes. Though varying in degree and context, most countries continue to wrestle with some difficulties of their own, such as those arising from inadequate responses to a set of pre-existing and newly emerging challenges. Korea is not an exception, though Korea’s situation is somewhat unique in many aspects. Even as Korea managed to ride out of the 1997 financial crisis with better macro-fundamentals and an institutional foundation, Korea is expected to face formidable challenges in maintaining the present recovery momentum and making a


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Title Upgrading higher education in Korea
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Context and policy responses

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Woo, Cheonsik

Publisher

Seoul:Korea Development Institute

Date 2002-12
Pages 75
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Education
Holding Korea Development Institute