The relation between shadow education and public education system in South Korea

12:45 – 2:00pm
26 March 2013 (Tuesday)
Runme Shaw Building 203, HKU Main Campus

Speaker: Hyunjin Kin

Download the PowerPoint used for this seminar here.

The main purpose of the presentation is to investigate the relation between shadow education and public education system changes in South Korea. Shadow education is the most concerning educational issue in Korea. Korean government has struggled to invent several types of policy responses to deal with shadow education since 1969. The effort of government to overcome the shadow education resulted in making a new public education system. Ironically, the new public education system became a cause of new types of shadow education. The new types of shadow education drive the government to invent another new policy response. This phenomenon has been repeated so far and will be. Historical review and new insight on the relation between shadow education and public education system will be delivered.

Hyunjin Kin is an associate professor in the department of education at the Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea since 2005. He obtained his PhD study in Educational Administration and Policy Study at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to that, he received B.A. and M.Ed in the Seoul National University.

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