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8 in 10 Middle Schoolers Want to Learn About Sexual Minorities During Sex Education Classes: Survey

8 in 10 Middle Schoolers Want to Learn About Sexual Minorities During Sex Education Classes: Survey

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — A majority of middle school students want to learn about sexual minorities during sex education classes at school, a survey showed Tuesday. The Korean Women’s Development Institute, a state-run think tank, conducted a survey of 4,065 middle school students, of which only 21.1 percent had learned about sexual minorities [...]

S. Korea Seeks to Nurture 1 mln Digital Talents by 2026

S. Korea Seeks to Nurture 1 mln Digital Talents by 2026

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to nurture a total of 1 million professionals specialized in artificial intelligence (AI), big data, metaverse or other digital technologies over the next five years, the education ministry said Monday. The plan is aimed at meeting the labor demand for digital talents and helping promote the [...]

S. Korea’s Mathematics Education Faces Criticism for ‘Encouraging Dropouts’

S. Korea’s Mathematics Education Faces Criticism for ‘Encouraging Dropouts’

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With Princeton University professor June Huh becoming the first-ever scholar of Korean descent to win the prestigious Fields Medal, education experts in South Korea are pointing out the need to reflect on the country’s current mathematics education system. The Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation reported that among students [...]

Private Education Expenses Hit Record High in 2021 amid COVID-19 Restrictions in School Classes

Private Education Expenses Hit Record High in 2021 amid COVID-19 Restrictions in School Classes

SEOUL, March 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Spending on private after-school classes hit a record high of 23.4 trillion won (US$18.9 billion) last year amid the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic that restricted in-person school education, according to a survey released by the education ministry Friday. The 2021 expenditures, based on a survey of some 74,000 elementary to [...]

S. Korea Steps Up to Provide Learning Assistance to Multicultural Children

S. Korea Steps Up to Provide Learning Assistance to Multicultural Children

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea is stepping up to help children from multicultural families to attend college. The government held a committee session last week to decide upon relevant policies. Last year, the number of children from multicultural families attending elementary, middle and high school surpassed the 160,000 milestone, setting a new [...]

Education Ministry Project Builds ICT-powered Experimental Classroom in Cambodia

Education Ministry Project Builds ICT-powered Experimental Classroom in Cambodia

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The education ministry has launched an assistance project to build a smart classroom in Cambodia to help the country experiment with teaching and learning through up-to-date information and communications technology (ICT) devices, officials said Tuesday. Under the joint project launched with the Busan city education office and the APEC [...]

Students from Poorer Households Less Likely to Attend Prestigious Universities: Study

Students from Poorer Households Less Likely to Attend Prestigious Universities: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Parents’ level of education and income level have a significant impact on a child’s college entrance, a study showed Thursday. The Korea Institute of Public Finance released a report that uses the Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey (GOMS) to measure the Global Opportunity Index (GOI) and Relative Index of Inequality [...]

Sannam S4 Reveals Globally Certified International Education Adviser Programme in Aim to Provide Best in Class In-country Support

Sannam S4 Reveals Globally Certified International Education Adviser Programme in Aim to Provide Best in Class In-country Support

NEW DELHI, India, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Sannam S4 has achieved full accreditation under the CPD Certification Service for their International Education Adviser Programme, in the top five markets across the globe; US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. The Adviser programme is featured within the Sannam S4’s Centre of Excellence, an internal Learning and Development [...]

Afghan Children Find Comfort in South Korea

Afghan Children Find Comfort in South Korea

CHEONGJU, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Children of some 390 Afghans under South Korean protection were seen welcoming a Korean instructor on Thursday. Currently staying at the National Human Resources Development Institute in the nation’s central county of Jincheon, they seemed to have adjusted well in less than two months. The North Chungcheong Province education [...]

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

S. Korea Has Larger Classes, Lower Employment Rates Among College Graduates than OECD Averages

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has larger class sizes and lower employment rates among the highly educated than Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) averages, the education ministry said Friday. According to the latest edition of the OECD’s “Education at a Glance,” released by the Ministry of Education, elementary and middle [...]