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

Material Type Proceedings
Author(English)

Lee, Ju-Ho

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

Date 2016
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
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