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Media Education in South Korea: History, Dynamics and Challenges

In South Korea, although there is currently no formal provision for media education in schools, there has been a significant growth of interest in the subject amongst a range of groups such as academics, media critics, broadcasting regulators, media activist groups, consumer activists, religious groups, teachers and youth workers (Cho, 2002). While there have been some significant developments in the recently revised school curriculum (Ministry of Human Resources and Development, 2007a,b,c) in that the subjects of Korean language, Social Studies, Ethics and Arts now include the elements of media education, the implementation of this new curriculum will commence in schools only in 2009 and will be completed only in 2012. Given the present situation, media education is mostly offered as an extra-curricular activity in schools or as a cultural activity in youth projects outside school hours – during weekends and vacations (Cho et al., 2002).

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  • Media Education
  • Informal Learning
  • Youth Worker
  • Medium Education Programme

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This chapter is based on an article of mine which appeared in the Journal of Youth Research (vol. 15, no. 1, 2004. Korea Institute for Youth Development). I would like to express my gratitude to the Korea Institute for Youth Development for granting me the permission to adapt it for the purpose of this book.

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Jeong, HS. (2009). Media Education in South Korea: History, Dynamics and Challenges. In: Cheung, CK. (eds) Media Education in Asia. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9529-0_6

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