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Seoul to Create ‘Shared Campuses’ by Combining High Schools

Seoul to Create ‘Shared Campuses’ by Combining High Schools

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government plans to introduce a new program to gather between three and five high schools in one area to run them as a single educational institution similar to a university. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) announced on Monday that it will begin testing the [...]

School Milk Program Under Fire as Popularity Wanes

School Milk Program Under Fire as Popularity Wanes

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Skeptical views towards the school milk program in South Korea are rapidly increasing. According to the Korea Dairy Committee, the rate of milk supply at schools steadily decreased since it hit 53.2 percent in 2014, dropping to 50.8 percent in 2017. Parents of elementary school students decide whether they [...]

Declining Children’s Happiness and Sleep Deprivation Caused by Excessive Studying

Declining Children’s Happiness and Sleep Deprivation Caused by Excessive Studying

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The biggest cause of the South Korean children’s declining happiness and sleep deprivation was “studying.” According to data released Tuesday by Sejong University professor Park Hyun-sun, students’ sense of happiness tended to decline as their grades went up, from 90.4 percent in elementary school to 84 percent in middle [...]

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 [...]

Students Can’t Even Pull All-nighters, Call for Abolition of Dormitory Curfews

Students Can’t Even Pull All-nighters, Call for Abolition of Dormitory Curfews

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Many university student residences located in Seoul have been called on to revise the so-called “no curfew” rule, which is required by students. The student council of Sookmyung Women’s University recently conducted a survey on dormitory rules. As a result, 88.7 percent of the respondents said they did not [...]

Study Reveals Keys to Interaction Between Students, Professors

Study Reveals Keys to Interaction Between Students, Professors

SEOUL, Oct. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — When it comes to interaction between students and teachers, students showed satisfaction when interacting with their teacher about the class. On the other hand, teachers showed satisfaction when communicating with students about careers. According to an analysis released by the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI), the level of interaction [...]