Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Korean Education in Changing Economic and Demographic Contexts

Editors: Park, Hyunjoon, Kim, Kyung-keun (Eds.)

  • Features 10 papers that examine recent changes in the economic and demographic environments of Korea and their effects on Korean education
  • Examines ways an educational system has sought to handle the challenges posed by rising immigration and the emerging knowledge-based economy
  • Places educational issues in an Asian society in a broad context of societal changes and their consequences — will be of interest to researchers and the general public outside of Korea in an attempt to understand their own educational systems in comparative perspective 
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About this book

This edited volume offers a comprehensive survey of Korean education in transition. Divided into three parts, the book first assesses the current state of Korean education. It examines how the educational system handles the effects of family background and gender in helping students smoothly transition from school to the labor market.

 

Next, the book introduces growing concerns over whether the traditional model of Korean education can adequately meet the demands of the emerging knowledge-based economy. It examines features of new reform measures that have been introduced to help Korean education prepare students for the new economy.

 

The third part discusses how an influx of diverse migrant groups, including marriage migrants, migrant workers, and North Korean migrants, and the rising divorce rate — two major demographic changes— challenge the fundamental assumption of cultural homogeneity that has long been a part of Korean education.

 

This detailed analysis of a society and educational system in transition will appeal to a wide range of readers, from those involved with Korean education to educators and administrators in countries currently looking for ways to handle their own economic and demographic changes.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Korean Education in Transition

    Park, Hyunjoon (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • Determinants of Academic Achievement in Republic of Korea

    Kim, Kyung-keun (et al.)

    Pages 13-37

  • Shadow Education and Academic Success in Republic of Korea

    Byun, Soo-yong

    Pages 39-58

  • Analysis of Women Doctorates Entering the Labor Market in Republic of Korea

    Ahn, Jae-Hee

    Pages 59-76

  • Educational Expansion and Labor Market Entry of New Graduates in Korea and Japan

    Arita, Shin

    Pages 77-93

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eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-27-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-4451-26-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-981-10-1325-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Korean Education in Changing Economic and Demographic Contexts
Editors
  • Hyunjoon Park
  • Kyung-keun Kim
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-981-4451-27-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-4451-27-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-4451-26-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1325-6
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 209
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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