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Gov’t Team Detects 12 Cases of Listing Minors as Authors of University Research Papers

Gov’t Team Detects 12 Cases of Listing Minors as Authors of University Research Papers

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A government inspection team has discovered 12 cases of misconduct at 15 domestic universities in which minors, including the offspring of professors, are listed as co-authors of academic research papers, the Ministry of Education said Thursday. These wrongdoings were unveiled during the 14th meeting of the ministry’s Education Trust [...]

Demand for Language Instructors Increases as Multicultural Population Grows

Demand for Language Instructors Increases as Multicultural Population Grows

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — While the number of students from multicultural families is on the rise each year, there are not enough language specialists to educate them, a recent report has revealed. The Ministry of Education reported that there are now 137,225 students from multicultural families in South Korea, rising by almost 30,000 [...]

Prescriptions for Methylphenidate Soar over ‘Smart Pill’ Reputation

Prescriptions for Methylphenidate Soar over ‘Smart Pill’ Reputation

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A rise in the number of prescriptions for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication known as the ‘smart pill’ is raising concerns of potential misuse. According to data submitted to Rep. In Jae-kun from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, the number of prescriptions for the analeptic methylphenidate [...]

About 95 pct of S. Korean Teens Own Smartphones in 2018

About 95 pct of S. Korean Teens Own Smartphones in 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 95 percent of South Korean teenagers own smartphones and they spend more than 2 hours on the devices per day, a report showed Sunday, According to the report from the state-run Korea Information Society Development Institute, the smartphone penetration rate for middle-school students stood at 95.9 percent [...]

Korean, Japanese Teachers Meet to Discuss New Ways to Teach Students About Korea-Japan Relations

Korean, Japanese Teachers Meet to Discuss New Ways to Teach Students About Korea-Japan Relations

SEOUL, Oct. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Teachers from South Korea and Japan will meet to discuss new ways to teach students about Korea-Japan relations. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced on Thursday that it will invite 15 teachers from Japan to hold a teacher’s exchange program in South Korea. The Japanese teachers will [...]

Majority Agrees That Current Education System Helps Pass on Parent’s Economic Status

Majority Agrees That Current Education System Helps Pass on Parent’s Economic Status

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Many adults think that the current education system offers a structure where parents’ jobs, academic credentials, and economic status can be passed on to their children. According to a poll released Monday by the World Without Worry About Shadow Education, 84.2 percent of the 1,115 adult respondents said they [...]

Study Reveals Keys to Interaction Between Students, Professors

Study Reveals Keys to Interaction Between Students, Professors

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — When it comes to interaction between students and teachers, students showed satisfaction when interacting with their teacher about the class. On the other hand, teachers showed satisfaction when communicating with students about careers. According to an analysis released by the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI), the level of interaction [...]

S. Korean Product to Check Sleeping Children Left Behind in Vehicles Exported to Vietnam

S. Korean Product to Check Sleeping Children Left Behind in Vehicles Exported to Vietnam

CHEONAN, Oct. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Special school bus cushions developed in South Korea that send the status of children entering and leaving school vehicles to smartphones in real time and sound a warning if children are left behind will be exported to Vietnam. According to the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) Tuesday, Vietnam’s [...]