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Students Publish Children’s Book on Dokdo Sea Lions to Publicize Japanese Atrocities

Students Publish Children’s Book on Dokdo Sea Lions to Publicize Japanese Atrocities

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Middle and high school students who donated a sea lion statue symbolizing Dokdo Island last year published a children’s book on sea lions and donated all of profits from its sale. The ‘Haemil’ club members at the Cheongshim International Academy in Gapyeong, Gyeonggi Province recently donated 50 copies of [...]

Students Hold Anti-Abe Protest, Demand Seoul’s Withdrawal from Intel-sharing Pact with Tokyo

Students Hold Anti-Abe Protest, Demand Seoul’s Withdrawal from Intel-sharing Pact with Tokyo

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Hundreds of protesters, including teenage students, held a protest in Seoul on Saturday criticizing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for an “economic war” against South Korea and calling for Seoul’s withdrawal from a military information-sharing pact with Japan. Despite sweltering heat, the demonstrators gathered in front of the Japanese [...]

Exchanges Between University Students Unaffected by Seoul-Tokyo Diplomatic Row

Exchanges Between University Students Unaffected by Seoul-Tokyo Diplomatic Row

SEOUL, Aug. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The ongoing diplomatic and trade dispute between South Korea and Japan doesn’t appear to be having much impact on exchanges between the two countries’ universities. According to university officials nationwide on Tuesday, most exchange programs involving South Korean and Japanese universities and their students will proceed this year as [...]

School Uniform Changes: More Shorts and T-shirts Instead of Tight Skirts

School Uniform Changes: More Shorts and T-shirts Instead of Tight Skirts

GWANGJU, Jun. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Short and tight school uniform skirts and pants are gradually disappearing. This is due to efforts made by education authorities and schools to provide students with convenience and comfort. In Gwangju, 71 out of 91 middle schools and 22 out of 62 high schools have changed the design of [...]

Gender Gap in Mathematics Performance Caused by Societal Factors

Gender Gap in Mathematics Performance Caused by Societal Factors

SEOUL, Jun. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, male students have better grades in mathematics than females. Taking out the environmental factor, however, gender differences disappear, according to a recent study. Lim Seul-ki, a PhD candidate at Sogang University and Asst. Prof. Lee Soo-hyung argued in a recent paper that South [...]

Middle School Students Lack Proper Sex Education

Middle School Students Lack Proper Sex Education

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean middle school students think they know a lot about sex. But in reality, they’re lacking when it comes to sex-related knowledge. According to a survey conducted by the Korean Women’s Development Institute (KWDI), middle school students who reported that they know an ample amount of sex knowledge accounted [...]

Is Learning Environment Really That Bad for Immigrant Students?

Is Learning Environment Really That Bad for Immigrant Students?

SEOUL, May 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The argument that school environments in areas where immigrants are concentrated are worse than in other areas has been met with a strong disagreement on the grounds that there is little evidence to support such a hypothesis. Yang Kyung-eun, an assistant professor of social welfare at Sungkonghoe University, made [...]