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Higher education and social mobility in Korea : “University-based meritocracy" and duality of higher education effect"

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  • Higher education and social mobility in Korea
  • Cho, Youngdal; Yoon, Hiwon
  • Salzburg Global Seminar


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Title Higher education and social mobility in Korea
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“University-based meritocracy" and duality of higher education effect"

Material Type Reports
Author(English)

Cho, Youngdal; Yoon, Hiwon

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Salzburg:Salzburg Global Seminar

Date 2012-10
Pages 33
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
Social Development < Others
Holding Salzburg Global Seminar

Abstract

Rapid industrialization and democratization of Korea has become a center increasing interest of the world and it is told that „education‟ or Koreans‟ attitude toward education made “The miracle of the Han River. In the process of industrialization of Korea, it is generally admitted that higher education played a decisive role. The present paper tries to answer the question about the role of universities in the process of social mobility in Korea. Traditionally (and even up to these days), Korean people has an absolute trust in „good‟ education and are convinced that admission to a prestigious university would and should guarantee a bright future. That is to say, Koreans are still keeping their “faith” in universities for their function of an agency of meritocracy. It was, basically, Confucianism that has been embedded as a foundation of those beliefs, values, and traditions in the educational system of Korea. (The rest omitted)