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Vice Education Minister Hints at Scrapping Proposal to Lower School Entry Age

Vice Education Minister Hints at Scrapping Proposal to Lower School Entry Age

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Vice Education Minister Jang Sang-yoon said Tuesday it has become “realistically difficult” to continue to push ahead with a widely unpopular proposal to lower the elementary school starting age by one year to 5. The remark was seen as meaning the government is scrapping the proposal after Education Minister [...]

Seoul to Pay 200,000-won Subsidy to First Graders

Seoul to Pay 200,000-won Subsidy to First Graders

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Each new elementary school student in Seoul will be given a one-off allowance of 200,000 won (US$167) beginning this year, its education chief said Wednesday. The allowance, formally named “school admission preparation subsidy,” will be first paid to about 69,800 first graders in the capital this year, Cho Hee-yeon, [...]

Poor Gender Education Results in Elementary School Students Describing Different Career Aspirations

Poor Gender Education Results in Elementary School Students Describing Different Career Aspirations

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey by the government showed that career aspirations among elementary school students differed based on gender. The Ministry of Education conducted a survey of 24,000 elementary, middle, and high school students inquiring about preferred career aspirations, in which athletes, teachers and YouTube creators were most popular. From [...]

Korean Elementary School Student Happiness Ranks 19th Out of 22 Countries

Korean Elementary School Student Happiness Ranks 19th Out of 22 Countries

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent study has found that the level of happiness among Korean elementary school students is low compared to their peers in other countries. According to a study conducted by Save the Children, a nongovernmental organization for international relief and development and Seoul National University, the subjective happiness of [...]