The Need for Multicultural Education in South Korea

  • Stephanie K. Kim
  • Lupita H. R. Kim
Part of the Comparative and International Education book series (CIEDV, volume 12)


South Korea is commonly understood by the world to be a racially and ethnically homogenous society—even Koreans consider themselves as belonging to the same ethnic group and sharing the same language and heritage (Cumings, 2005). Schooling in South Korea has helped circulate this belief, adding to the sense of patriotism and national pride. However, because of rapid economic advancements and urbanization since the 1980s, South Korea has witnessed high growth rates of immigration from the influx of migrant workers and foreign brides.


Migrant Worker Minority Student Minority Youth Multicultural Education Korean Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie K. Kim
    • 1
  • Lupita H. R. Kim
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Education and Information StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaCAUSA
  2. 2.Graduate School of Education and Information StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaCAUSA

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