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Gov’t Expands Green School Project

Gov’t Expands Green School Project

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Administration (RDA) said Tuesday it plans to expand its “Green School Project” to 20 schools next year, an initiative that has students decorating and cultivating their own garden in their classroom. The goal of the project is to help students cooperate with experts by creating vertical [...]

S. Korea to Invest 19 tln Won Renovate Old School Buildings

S. Korea to Invest 19 tln Won Renovate Old School Buildings

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 18.8 trillion won (US$16.8 billion) will be invested over the next five years to create a safer and cleaner school environment in South Korea. Among the projects, 500 billion won (US$446.9 million) will be set aside for renovating traditional classrooms with desks and chairs into next-generation playgrounds. [...]

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

Steel Asbestos Frames to be Removed from Classrooms

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — As traces of asbestos continue to be discovered in school classrooms even after the removal of asbestos wall finishes, the government has decided to enforce stronger measures by requiring the steel frames that held the asbestos in place to be dismantled. In addition, the government has ordered schools to [...]

Most South Korean Teachers Disapprove of Unlimited Mobile Phone Use in Class

Most South Korean Teachers Disapprove of Unlimited Mobile Phone Use in Class

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean teachers are almost unanimous in agreeing that students should not be able to use mobile phones in classroom without restrictions, a new survey has found. According to the survey released by the Korea Federation of Teacher’s Associations on Wednesday, the vast majority of teachers expressed disapproval towards allowing [...]