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Impact of politico-economic situations on English language education in Korea

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  • Impact of politico-economic situations on English language education in Korea
  • Choi, Yeon-Hee
  • The Korea Association of Teachers of English


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Title Impact of politico-economic situations on English language education in Korea
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Author(English)

Choi, Yeon-Hee

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[Seoul]:The Korea Association of Teachers of English

Date 2006
Journal Title; Vol./Issue English Teaching:vol. 61(no. 4)
Pages 24
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
Holding The Korea Association of Teachers of English

Abstract

This study explores the impact of politico-economic conditions of Korea on English language education in the 123-year-long history, following Cooper’s (1989) framework of analyzing conditional factors influencing the decision making of language policies. The history of English education is classified into the six periods which are overlapped with Korea’s political contexts and national curriculum reforms: the end of Joseon Dynasty (1883∼1910); the Japanese colonial time (1910∼1945); after liberation from Japan till 1955 including the U.S. military government (1945∼1955); from the First Republic to the military rule (Supreme Council for National Reconstruction) (1955∼ 1963); from the Third to the Fifth Republic (1963∼1992); and from the Citizens’ Government till the Participatory Government (1992∼the present). The paper also discusses current reforms of the national English curriculum. Finally, it deals with major issues and challenges in English education and provides suggestions for the future.