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Teacher Satisfaction Drops Sharply After Pandemic: Survey

Teacher Satisfaction Drops Sharply After Pandemic: Survey

SEOUL, May 12 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean teachers are less satisfied with their jobs with the rate of those who said they would become teachers if they were born again falling sharply, a survey showed Wednesday. According to a survey conducted by the Korean Federation of Teachers Associations of 8,431 teachers at kindergartens, elementary, [...]

Voluntary Retirement for Teachers on Rise amid Pandemic

Voluntary Retirement for Teachers on Rise amid Pandemic

SUWON, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The protracted COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a major change in teaching methods, leading to an increase in the number of teachers applying for voluntary retirement. According to the Gyeonggi Province Office of Education, the number of teaching faculty (teachers, vice principals and principals) at the public schools within [...]

Sex Offenders to be Banned from Becoming Homeroom Teachers for Up to 10 yrs

Sex Offenders to be Banned from Becoming Homeroom Teachers for Up to 10 yrs

SEJONG, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Teachers punished for sexual misconduct will be banned from becoming homeroom teachers for a maximum of 10 years, the education ministry said Tuesday. According to the ministry, the Cabinet approved revised enforcement decrees of the Educational Officials Act and the Private School Act to enhance students’ safety and prevent [...]

85 pct of Teachers Say Work is Harder After COVID-19: Survey

85 pct of Teachers Say Work is Harder After COVID-19: Survey

SEOUL, May 13 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 8 out of 10 South Korean teachers are experiencing more stress from their educational activities after the outbreak of the coronavirus, a survey showed Wednesday. The Korea Federation of Teachers’ Associations had conducted a survey of 7,991 teachers working at preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools [...]

8 in 10 Teachers Say Online Classes Have Lower Educational Effect than Face-to-Face Classes

8 in 10 Teachers Say Online Classes Have Lower Educational Effect than Face-to-Face Classes

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has revealed that the vast majority of South Korean teachers feel that online classes do not offer the same educational benefits as those conducted in a traditional setting. According to an online survey conducted by the Korean Teachers and Educational Worker’s Union of 4,010 elementary, middle [...]

As Coronavirus Persists, New Teacher Yearns to Meet Students

As Coronavirus Persists, New Teacher Yearns to Meet Students

CHANGWON, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Normally this time of the year, schools throughout the country are filled with giggles and laughter as students prepare gifts, write thank-you letters and sometimes scheme mischievous-yet-endearing pranks to surprise and thank their teachers for their hard work. This year’s Teacher’s Day, which falls on Friday, is instead marked [...]

Teachers Can Now Request Bodyguards for Protection from Stalkers

Teachers Can Now Request Bodyguards for Protection from Stalkers

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Education authorities announced Thursday that teachers in Seoul can request protection if they feel threatened by stalkers or blackmail. The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education announced that it will begin offering Teacher Safety Insurance that expands the coverage of teacher’s insurance to include damages caused by students and their [...]