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Insufficient Sign Language Education for the Hearing-impaired

Insufficient Sign Language Education for the Hearing-impaired

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — While the hearing-impaired use hand gestures as their main means of communication, or communicate in sign language, recent research found that specialized sign language education is not being conducted properly. In a survey of 320 hearing-impaired people, conducted by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, a majority of [...]

S. Korea Set to Unveil New History Textbooks Following Yearslong Controversy

S. Korea Set to Unveil New History Textbooks Following Yearslong Controversy

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s education ministry is expected to introduce new history textbooks in March, sources said Sunday, following a yearslong debate on the controversial textbooks that were authored by the conservative Park Geun-hye administration. The textbooks authored and published under the disgraced former president had been criticized for their right-leaning [...]

King Sejong Institute to Build 30 Korean Language Institutes Following BTS Fever

King Sejong Institute to Build 30 Korean Language Institutes Following BTS Fever

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The state-run King Sejong Institute Foundation (KSIF) plans to expand the number of Korean language institutes overseas and train local residents in foreign countries as Korean language instructors. The foundation plans to expand the number of institutes by 187 percent. Last year, the foundation built 16 new institutes worldwide. [...]

Ministry to Widen Democratic Citizen Education Following Voting Age Lowering

Ministry to Widen Democratic Citizen Education Following Voting Age Lowering

SEJONG, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Educational authorities will make sure high school students can receive education about how to exercise their rights as democratic citizens after the country’s minimum voting age was lowered to 18 last month, Education Minister Yoo Eun-hae has said. “The voting age reduction is meaningful, and we will provide democratic [...]