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Education Ministry to Propose Revamp of School Grading System

Education Ministry to Propose Revamp of School Grading System

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Newly proposed measures by the government to improve the current student grading system in South Korean high schools will be revealed in July by the Ministry of Education. Although high school transcripts are as important as the college scholastic test in the college entrance process, there is lack of [...]

Ministry of Education Reconsiders English Education Ban in Preschools

Ministry of Education Reconsiders English Education Ban in Preschools

SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Education has backtracked on an English education ban in preschools following mounting criticism. The education ministry has withdrawn its decision to ban after-school English classes in nursery schools only three weeks after the announcement, with the proposed ban now up in the air. Though new standards for [...]

South Korean Adolescents Desensitized to Depiction of Suicide in Media

South Korean Adolescents Desensitized to Depiction of Suicide in Media

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The widespread depiction of suicide in TV series and online cartoons is numbing the minds South Korean adolescents, as a recent report has claimed too much exposure could have a negative impact, including copycat suicides in the worst-case scenario. According to findings from a joint study conducted by the [...]

S. Korea to Reinforce Minor Foreign Languages including Arabic

S. Korea to Reinforce Minor Foreign Languages including Arabic

SEOUL, March 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s government and enterprises will strengthen support for local students majoring in minor foreign languages, as part of a long-term national development strategy, the education ministry said Monday. The Ministry of Education and the National Institute for International Education unveiled a five-year policy plan calling for opening more [...]

Free-learning Semester Coming to Korean Middle Schools

Free-learning Semester Coming to Korean Middle Schools

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) – A free-learning semester in which students can focus on activities such as discussion-centered classes, club activities and career guidance will be introduced at all middle schools in Korea according to the provisions of a new law. The Ministry of Education announced a revision of the Enforcement Decree of the Elementary [...]

Korea to Expand Apprenticeship Program to 41 High Schools

Korea to Expand Apprenticeship Program to 41 High Schools

SEOUL, Apr. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Korea will have 41 ‘school-to-work’ high schools with an apprenticeship program similar to Switzerland’s by 2017. On April 15, The Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Employment and Labor said that they have been operating the apprenticeship program at nine Korean schools since November 2014, and will continue [...]