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COVID-19 Results in Higher Dependence on Private Education, More Spending on Online Courses

COVID-19 Results in Higher Dependence on Private Education, More Spending on Online Courses

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire) — More people have been spending more for online courses during the pandemic era, a report said Wednesday. The Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI) conducted a survey of 10,154 people, of which 1,221 (12 percent) had used online means of education. Among them, 691 were either elementary, middle, high [...]

King Sejong Institute Students Offered Airport Railway Discount

King Sejong Institute Students Offered Airport Railway Discount

SEOUL, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreigners studying Korean at King Sejong Institutes worldwide will be entitled to purchase train tickets between Incheon International Airport and Seoul Station at a discounted price. The King Sejong Institute Foundation, a state-run Korean language education foundation, announced that it will offer a 15-percent discount coupon for some 400,000 [...]

16 pct of Elementary School Students are Addicted to Internet, Smartphones: Survey

16 pct of Elementary School Students are Addicted to Internet, Smartphones: Survey

SEOUL, May 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Most fourth-grade students at elementary schools own a smartphone and 16 percent of them are addicted to smartphones or the internet, a survey showed Thursday. The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family conducted a nationwide survey of 1.2 million students including fourth-graders from elementary schools, first-year students from middle [...]

Teacher Satisfaction Drops Sharply After Pandemic: Survey

Teacher Satisfaction Drops Sharply After Pandemic: Survey

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean teachers are less satisfied with their jobs with the rate of those who said they would become teachers if they were born again falling sharply, a survey showed Wednesday. According to a survey conducted by the Korean Federation of Teachers Associations of 8,431 teachers at kindergartens, elementary, [...]

Education Ministry Launches Tutoring Program to Address COVID-19-related Learning Loss

Education Ministry Launches Tutoring Program to Address COVID-19-related Learning Loss

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education and the Korea Student Aid Foundation jointly announced on Thursday the launch of the full-scale operation of a tutoring program designed to address the educational loss of elementary and middle school students in the areas of learning, psychology and emotions, starting from May. Under this [...]

Incheon Education Office to Launch VR-based Safety Education Program for Island Schools

Incheon Education Office to Launch VR-based Safety Education Program for Island Schools

INCHEON, April 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education said Thursday it will launch a virtual reality (VR)-based safety education program for students living on islands during the period from April to November of this year. The education will be offered to groups of fifth and sixth-grade students and middle and [...]

Kyung Hee, Stanford Universities to Conduct Joint Research on Sustainability in Asia

Kyung Hee, Stanford Universities to Conduct Joint Research on Sustainability in Asia

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Kyung Hee University has signed an agreement with Stanford University to conduct joint research on sustainability in Asia, the Seoul school officials said Wednesday. Under the agreement signed last month, the two schools will partner to research various topics related to the enhancement of sustainability in Asia, create exchange [...]