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Gov’t, Ruling Party Prepare Measures to Curb Preschool Irregularities

Gov’t, Ruling Party Prepare Measures to Curb Preschool Irregularities

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The government and the ruling Democratic Party (DP) will come up with measures to tackle widespread irregularities in private kindergartens next week, a party official said Tuesday. They plan to hold a closed-door meeting Sunday amid growing public uproar sparked by revelations of preschool owners’ corruption by a lawmaker [...]

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

S. Korea Enacts Law to Prevent Kids from Being Left Alone Aboard School Buses

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has enacted a law aimed at requiring operators of daycare centers and kindergartens to install devices that prevent children from dying or suffering injuries after being left alone aboard school buses, the Korea Police Agency said Monday. Under the revised Road and Traffic Law, the driver of [...]

Erroneous Information on South Korea Abounds in Foreign Textbooks

Erroneous Information on South Korea Abounds in Foreign Textbooks

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1,500 pieces of erroneous information about South Korea have been found in foreign textbooks, including a Croatian text saying the country speaks the Chinese language, a lawmaker said Friday. The state-run Academy of Korean Studies looked into 1,707 foreign texts between 2014 and 2017 as part of [...]

1,900 Teachers Disciplined for Drunk Driving over Past 4 Years

1,900 Teachers Disciplined for Drunk Driving over Past 4 Years

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — About 1,900 teachers have been disciplined for drunk driving over the past four years, with 16 of them getting fired, education ministry data showed Thursday. A total of 1,883 teachers have been punished with disciplinary measures for driving drunk between 2014 and June this year, according to the ministry [...]

Maps in Textbooks of 14 OECD Countries Represent “East Sea” Solely as “Sea of Japan”

Maps in Textbooks of 14 OECD Countries Represent “East Sea” Solely as “Sea of Japan”

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – According to data submitted by the Academy of Korean Studies to Rep. Shim Jae-kwon of the Democratic Party of Korea, who also sits on the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee, there are still many OECD-member states that denote Korea’s East Sea only as the Sea of Japan [...]

International School in Singapore Adopts Samsung Flip

International School in Singapore Adopts Samsung Flip

SEOUL, Sept. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Singapore Korean International School has chosen to install Samsung Flip, an interactive whiteboard developed by Samsung Electronics, in its classrooms. According to Samsung Electronics, the school decided to adopt the Flip because of its capacity to connect education information with smartphone devices, allowing for improved communications between students and [...]

Education Widens Wage Gap

Education Widens Wage Gap

(Image: Yonhap) SEOUL, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The wage gap between university graduates and high school graduates in South Korea has widened, surpassing the OECD average. The country’s dwindling birth rate is mirrored in the reduced student-to-teacher ratio, but it is still above the OECD average. The Ministry of Education (MOE) and Korean Educational Development [...]