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1 in 4 Parents Say Daycare Centers Should Punish Their Children for Bad Behavior

1 in 4 Parents Say Daycare Centers Should Punish Their Children for Bad Behavior

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — While child abuse at daycare centers is becoming a serious social issue in South Korea, one out of four parents of toddlers think teachers at daycare centers or kindergartens can impose corporal punishment on children for discipline. The Korea Institute of Child Care and Education (KICCE) conducted a survey [...]

Local Gov’t, Enterprise and Educational Authorities Join Hands to Recycle Tires into Toys

Local Gov’t, Enterprise and Educational Authorities Join Hands to Recycle Tires into Toys

GWANGJU, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Local governments, businesses and education authorities have joined hands in developing play education for teenagers by recycling old tires. Gwangsan District in the city of Gwangju said that it will sign a business agreement with Kumho Tire Co., South Korea’s second-largest tiremaker, and the Gwangju Educational Research Information Service [...]

S. Korean Schools Bring AI Technology to the Classroom

S. Korean Schools Bring AI Technology to the Classroom

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean education institutions are scrambling to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) technology in classrooms across the country. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced that it is developing a curriculum for a new course on AI technology, which will soon be provided as an optional course for high [...]

S. Korea to Enforce Law to Prevent Leaving Kids Alone Aboard School Buses

S. Korea to Enforce Law to Prevent Leaving Kids Alone Aboard School Buses

SEOUL, Apr. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will implement a law this week aimed at requiring operators of day care centers and kindergartens to install devices that prevent children from dying or suffering harm after being left alone aboard school buses, the Korean National Police Agency said Monday. Under the revised law concerning roads [...]

More Choice for Students as Provincial Government Overhauls School Meal Plans

More Choice for Students as Provincial Government Overhauls School Meal Plans

SUWON, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Students living in Gyeonggi Province will soon be served cafeteria-style school meals, where they can choose according to their preferences, rather than a single option. The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education (GPOE) announced on Thursday that it has decided to push for a “cafeteria-like school meal plan” that guarantees [...]

Seoul City Introduces School-based Obesity Prevention Program

Seoul City Introduces School-based Obesity Prevention Program

SEOUL, Apr. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will be introducing obesity prevention program at schools, teaming up with three institutions to begin test driving the program this month. The Seoul Health Promotion School Program educates students on the principles of a healthy diet while lifting the educational burden from parents and teachers. [...]

Giving Smartphones to Crying Children May Negatively Impact Language Development: Study

Giving Smartphones to Crying Children May Negatively Impact Language Development: Study

SEOUL, Apr. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has argued that showing smartphones or televisions to a crying baby may delay the child’s ability to acquire a language. A research team led by Prof. Kim Sung-koo from Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital said that the comparison of two groups of children being exposed [...]