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, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 303–318 | Cite as

The rise of Korean education from the ashes of the Korean War

  • Chong Jae LeeEmail author
  • Yong Kim
  • Soo-yong Byun
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Abstract

Over the past few decades, South Korea has made remarkable achievements in education despite many obstacles. Education, in turn, has played an important role in Korea’s achieving both economic development and political democracy. This article examines how South Korea expanded access to education and improved its quality. The article also identifies several tasks Korean education faces in the context of the new challenges of globalization and social polarization, and some of the broader policy implications that the Korean model of educational development has beyond South Korea.

Keywords

Korean education Educational development Educational expansion Quality of education Education policy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Seoul National UniversitySunghyun-Dong, Kwanak-KuKorea
  2. 2.Cheongju National University of EducationHeungdeukgu, CheongjuKorea
  3. 3.The Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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