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Curriculum reform in Korea : Issues and challenges for twenty-first century learning

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  • Curriculum reform in Korea
  • So, Kyunghee; Kang, Jiyoung
  • De La Salle University


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Title Curriculum reform in Korea
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Issues and challenges for twenty-first century learning

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

So, Kyunghee; Kang, Jiyoung

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[Manila, Philippines]:De La Salle University

Date 2014-12
Journal Title; Vol./Issue The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher:vol. 23(issue 4)
Pages 9
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < Education
Holding De La Salle University

Abstract

Since the introduction of international achievement assessments, Korea has received a great deal of global attention because of its strong academic performance achieved at primary and secondary education levels. However, Korea has not fully benefited from these achievements in education for several reasons as discussed in this paper. The Korean education system is now faced with challenges that have emerged from these achievements. The purpose of this paper is thus to discuss the curriculum reforms in Korea, which were undertaken to achieve sustainable success and meet the challenges of the twenty-first century learning ecology. This paper highlights that beneath its high academic performance, the Korean educational system faces problems related to students’ low interest levels in learning, a declining index of students’ happiness, and increasingly deskilled teachers because of the prescribed national curriculum. (The rest omitted)