Shadow Education and the Curriculum and Culture of Schooling in South Korea

  • Young Chun Kim

Part of the Curriculum Studies Worldwide book series (CSWW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 195-211

About this book


This book enables Western scholars and educators to recognize the roles and contributions of shadow education/hakwon education in an international context. The book allows readers to redefine the traditional and limited understanding of the background success behind Korean schooling and to expand their perspectives on Korean hakwon education, as well as shadow education in other nations with educational power, such as Japan, China, Singapore, and Taiwan. Kim exhorts readers and researchers to examine shadow education as an emerging research inquiry in the context of postcolonial and worldwide curriculum studies.


Asia Asian culture culture curriculum education ethnicity philosophy social science sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Young Chun Kim
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  1. 1.Chinju National University of EducationJinju cityKorea (Democratic People's Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-51323-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-51324-3
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