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Computer Coding Education Becoming Popular in South Korea

Computer Coding Education Becoming Popular in South Korea

SEOUL, May 19 (Korea Bizwire) – Joo Jae-un, a college student in Seoul, stayed in the nation’s top science technology school in Daejeon for a month last summer to attend an intensive training course on computer programming.  The 25-year-old business major took classes for three to four hours every weekday at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute [...]

High School in Gyeonggi Uses Drums to Guide Students Through Puberty

High School in Gyeonggi Uses Drums to Guide Students Through Puberty

CHUNGPYEONG, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungpyeong Middle School in Gyeonggi Province is drawing attention over an after-school club called ‘Serotonin Drum Club’ consisting of 25 students where members expend energy and release stress by playing drums. The club was formed in 2011 by head teacher Go Sun-hwa, who was in charge of after-school programs [...]

World Athletics Chief Stresses Importance of School Sports

World Athletics Chief Stresses Importance of School Sports

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — World athletics chief Sebastian Coe said Wednesday he wants to make the sport well represented in school curriculum so that running can be recognized as a daily exercise for young people. Coe, who has been leading the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) since 2015, landed in South Korea [...]

South Korean Children Among Least Happy Despite Being Well-Off, Survey Says

South Korean Children Among Least Happy Despite Being Well-Off, Survey Says

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) – Third-grade elementary school students in South Korea are the least happy despite being well-off compared to students in other countries, a recent survey has revealed. The survey conducted by the international NGO Save the Children and the Institute of Social Welfare at Seoul National University compared South Korean third-graders [...]

S. Korea Lags Far Behind in Education Quality

S. Korea Lags Far Behind in Education Quality

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea is investing heavily in education, but its education quality lags far behind rich countries in nurturing talent through skills development, a report showed Sunday. According to the report by Hyundai Research Institute (HRI), a private think tank, South Korea spent 5.9 percent of its gross domestic product on education in 2013. The spending was 0.7 percentage point higher than the average figure for members of the Organization [...]

Seven Years of Success for International High School’s ‘No Supervisor’ Exam Policy

Seven Years of Success for International High School’s ‘No Supervisor’ Exam Policy

GYEONGGI, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – Dongtan Global High School in Gyeonggi Province is drawing attention as its ‘no supervisor’ exam policy continues to prove successful seven years after the school opened, with no breach of exam regulations reported. Since its founding in 2011, Dongtan Global High School has been conducting some of its exams [...]

Those With High Incomes, Higher Education, and Progressive Views More Acceptable of Multiculturalism

Those With High Incomes, Higher Education, and Progressive Views More Acceptable of Multiculturalism

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – High income earners, university graduates and progressives tend to hold a more favorable view towards the coexistence of multiple cultures within a country, a recent study revealed. According to a study published by the Korea Multicultural Research Institute yesterday that looked into the perception of multiculturalism among 1,000 people [...]