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Articles from Korea (Rep of)

  1. Equity and inclusion 5 August 2021

    East Asian education unions unite for quality peace education

    Understanding that history is often distorted and that political forces often interfere with education systems and curricula, Chinese, Korean and Japanese teachers are exploring their shared past to teach students for a better future.

    East Asian education unions unite for quality peace education
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 8 December 2020

    Korea: Educators mourn the death of Lee Dong-Jin, a great education union leader

    Education International and the global education union community is saddened by the passing on 6 December of Lee Dong-Jin (68), a great education unionist, former leader of the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union (KTU) and former member of Education International’s Executive Board.

    Korea: Educators mourn the death of Lee Dong-Jin, a great education union leader
  3. Union growth 3 September 2020

    Korea: Supreme Court annuls decision to delegalise union

    The decision to delegalise the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union (KTU) has been annulled by the Supreme Court of Korea. The government had ordered the delegalisation of the organisation in 2013.

    Korea: Supreme Court annuls decision to delegalise union
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 24 April 2020

    “COVID-19 and Education in South Korea”, by Hyunsu Hwang.

    Hyunsu Hwang

    COVID-19 is a world-wide fear and a tremendous threat in every area of our lives. It affects everyone in the world. The scenes being captured look very familiar to us in a sense. They look like scenes from movies, but sadly this is a real and unprecedented situation in human...

    “COVID-19 and Education in South Korea”, by Hyunsu Hwang.
  5. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 September 2019

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.

    Dr. Robert Jeyakumar

    I woke up in Budapest on a fine summer morning to deliver a lecture using materials I had prepared in Malaysia in accordance with copyright exceptions allowed in Malaysia. Just before the lecture, I was informed that my materials did not conform to copyright laws in the EU. Dismay! This...

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.
  6. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 15 December 2018

    #UDHR70 - “Trade Union Rights are Human Rights: South Korean Teachers Deprived of Union Representation”, by Hyunsu Hwang

    Hyunsu Hwang

    On December 10, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in his speech to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day: "Among countries that went through colonial rule, dictatorship, and war, there are few countries that have the level of South Korean human rights." He added, “there is still a...

    #UDHR70 - “Trade Union Rights are Human Rights: South Korean Teachers Deprived of Union Representation”, by Hyunsu Hwang
  7. Union renewal and development 21 August 2018

    Japanese, Chinese and Korean teachers raise their voices for peace education

    Historical events are interpreted and taught differently, and many times in radically opposed ways, in different countries. When countries have been at war with each other, their national education systems, their textbooks and their collective memory often glorify the victors, hide the atrocities and deny the claims of the victims.

    Japanese, Chinese and Korean teachers raise their voices for peace education
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 22 March 2018

    Global dialogue in support of the teaching profession

    The 8th annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 22-23 March is, once again, a good opportunity to discuss the teaching profession between those who represent teachers and those who represent governments.

    Global dialogue in support of the teaching profession
  9. Leading the profession 13 March 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #18: “Behind the Scores; Myths on Korean education” by Hyunsu Hwang

    Hyunsu Hwang

    The “Forward” of the 2018 World Development Report (WDR) by the World Bank Group’s president, Jim Yong Kim, shocked me. It starts: “Education and learning raise aspirations, set values, and ultimately enrich lives. The country where I was born, the Republic of Korea, is a good example of how education...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #18: “Behind the Scores; Myths on Korean education” by Hyunsu Hwang
  10. Leading the profession 13 February 2018

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #14: Where is the World in the WDR 2018? An Appeal to Rename it the ‘American Development Report’ by Jeremy Rappleye & Hikaru Komatsu

    Jeremy Rappleye, Hikaru Komatsu

    The 2018 World Development Report “Learning to Realize Education’s Promise” provides deep insights into the worldview of the World Bank, the world’s most powerful development institution. Instead of critically questioning the Bank’s explicit claims – as most of the blogs thus far have done – it is also worth pausing...

    #WDR2018 Reality Check #14: Where is the World in the WDR 2018? An Appeal to Rename it the ‘American Development Report’ by Jeremy Rappleye & Hikaru Komatsu
  11. Union growth 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  12. Union renewal and development 15 February 2016

    EI issues apology to Korean affiliate

    Education International’s General Secretary Fred van Leeuwen has apologised to the Korean Federation of Teachers’ Associations for having urged the South Korean authorities in October 2015 to reverse their decision on state-controlled history textbooks.

    EI issues apology to Korean affiliate
  13. Trade union rights are human rights 30 November 2015

    South Korean trade unions mobilise against government attacks

    Trade unions from across the country are banding together in a call for peaceful mass demonstrations after the government cracked down on a labour law protest rally in November, resulting in major arrests and injuries.

    South Korean trade unions mobilise against government attacks
  14. Trade union rights are human rights 8 June 2015

    Korea: 700 schools shut as respiratory virus sweeps across the country

    Hundreds of South Korean schools have closed their doors as public authorities struggle to ease growing panic over an outbreak of the Middle East respiratory syndrome virus.

    Korea: 700 schools shut as respiratory virus sweeps across the country
  15. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 18 May 2015

    Global Financing for Education needed to make new goal a reality

    The proposed Sustainable Development Goal on education is being called the most ambitious commitment to education in history, but one which global leaders in education finance say requires greatly increased resources to pay for it.

    Global Financing for Education needed to make new goal a reality
  16. Trade union rights are human rights 13 March 2015

    Korea: Unions defend teachers on multiple fronts

    Korean teacher unions are actively defending their members’ status in moves to ensure that teachers’ pensions are protected benefit and that legal assistance is on-hand to protect their rights.

    Korea: Unions defend teachers on multiple fronts