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Meister high schools : Experiences as a national leader in turning around failing vocational high schools

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Frame of Image tion Bubble • “Education Bubble”: considerable increase in education spending without contributing to accumulation of human capital
• Ex. Private tutoring to enter prestigious universities, blind-rush to low-quality universities
• Need for Education Diversification Reform
1. Launching a National Initiative
Time for Change • Vocational high schools in Korea have continuously deteriorated after its glory days in 1970’s
• Leading cause behind education bubble
• Korean parents bear enormous expenses of private tutoring & tuition fees of low-quality universities
• Vocational high schools cannot guarantee good employment • Vocational high schools are not good alternatives to universities
Korean Education System
Source: “How Vocational Education Can Be an Economic Driver,” Heather Singmaster (Jan. 2016)
1. Launching a National Initiative
Career Paths of Graduates by Education Level in 2008
Middle School Number of Graduates 690,438 99.7 General HS: 76.8 Vocational HS: 22.0 Others: 0.9 0.01 General High School 423,513 87.9 2-year Uni.: 16.2 4-year Uni. : 70.4 Others: 1.3 0.8 0.1 Vocational High School 158,408 72.9 2-year Uni.: 46.7 4-year Uni.: 25.9 Others: 0.3 19.0 0.6 2-year University 207,741 4-year University 282,670
Study (%)
3.9
9.6
Work (%) Military Service (%) Unemployed +Unknown (%)
80.6 1.4
60.5 1.9
0.3
11.3
7.6
14.0
28.0
Source: Ministry of Education, Statistical Yearbook of Education, 2008.
1. Launching a National Initiative
Number of Vocational High School Students & Prop


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Title Meister high schools
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Experiences as a national leader in turning around failing vocational high schools

Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Lee, Ju-Ho

Publisher

[Sejong, Seoul]:KDI School of Public Policy and Management

Date 2016-06
Event

More and Better Investment in Global Education

Pages 30
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Education
Holding KDI School of Public Policy and Management