Towards Balancing Knowledge and Practice of In-Service Mathematics Teacher Education Program in Korea

  • Oh Nam KwonEmail author
  • Jung Sook Park
  • Jaehee Park
  • Jee Hyun Park
Part of the Mathematics Education – An Asian Perspective book series (MATHEDUCASPER)


This chapter describes the general system and the changes of in-service mathematics teacher education in Korea. Korea is achieving excellent results in international comparative assessments such as PISA and TIMSS, and one of the reasons for this is the excellence of its teachers. Teachers’ professional development is divided into two areas, preservice teacher education and in-service teacher education. This chapter focuses on in-service teacher training programs in Korea, analyzes the changes in the training contents and methods with regard to mathematics teacher training, and then discusses what goals should be set by Korean mathematics teacher training programs for enhancing professional development.


In-service teacher training program Teachers’ professional development Teacher education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oh Nam Kwon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jung Sook Park
    • 2
  • Jaehee Park
    • 3
  • Jee Hyun Park
    • 4
  1. 1.Seoul National UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  2. 2.Yangjae High SchoolHanyang UniversitySeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Gyeonggi Science High SchoolSuwonSouth Korea
  4. 4.Banpo High SchoolSeoulSouth Korea

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