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S. Korean Youths More Open than Adults Toward Immigrants: Survey

S. Korean Youths More Open than Adults Toward Immigrants: Survey

SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean youths appear far more open than adults toward immigrants, as the country has seen a growing number of marriages between South Korean and foreign partners, and children born to these couples, according to a government survey released Thursday. The survey, conducted by the Ministry of Gender Equality [...]

Multicultural Language Instructors in Seoul Push for Better Working Conditions

Multicultural Language Instructors in Seoul Push for Better Working Conditions

SEOUL, Dec. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Language instructors from multicultural backgrounds working at schools in Seoul are calling for improved working conditions and better job stability. Since 2009, Seoul has been hiring 80 language instructors from multicultural backgrounds on yearly contracts to provide support to multicultural children at schools, sending them to some 80 kindergartens, elementary and [...]

Government Officials Pledge Support for Cultural and Ethnic Minorities

Government Officials Pledge Support for Cultural and Ethnic Minorities

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean officials and experts discussed the new government’s multicultural policies at an annual forum hosted by Yonhap News Agency on Wednesday. Gender Equality Minister Chung Hyun-back pledged to double efforts to support the increasing non-Korean and mixed-race population and help Korean society better cope with the demographic changes.  [...]

North Gyeongsang Province Home to an Increasing Number of Multicultural Students

North Gyeongsang Province Home to an Increasing Number of Multicultural Students

GYEONGSANG, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) – With a growing number of immigrants choosing to call the South Korean countryside home, the number of students with a multicultural background in North Gyeongsang Province has quadrupled over the last seven years. In a report released yesterday by the Gyeongsangbuk-do Office of Education, the number of multicultural students as [...]

Those With High Incomes, Higher Education, and Progressive Views More Acceptable of Multiculturalism

Those With High Incomes, Higher Education, and Progressive Views More Acceptable of Multiculturalism

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – High income earners, university graduates and progressives tend to hold a more favorable view towards the coexistence of multiple cultures within a country, a recent study revealed. According to a study published by the Korea Multicultural Research Institute yesterday that looked into the perception of multiculturalism among 1,000 people [...]

Author Invites Readers to Listen to ‘A Multicultural Song that I Sing Alone’

Author Invites Readers to Listen to ‘A Multicultural Song that I Sing Alone’

South Pasadena, CA, March 01, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – As a foreigner living in the land of Uncle Sam, author Bo Kyung Kim realized that as time passes, by her Korean culture is slowly meshing with that of the US culture. As she seeks to use her studies, her dance, and her songs, she invites readers [...]

N. Gyeongsang Province Holds Annual Competition for Multi-cultured Children

N. Gyeongsang Province Holds Annual Competition for Multi-cultured Children

Daegu, Korea, August 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Province of North Gyeongsang held the ‘2013 secondary language competition for children from multi-cultured families’ on August 14 to help the children better understand the culture of their parents and to improve their language skills. More than 38 teams participated in this year’s competition competing in seven different languages [...]