Monday, August 16, 2010

The Paradox of Korean Education

Aidan Foster-Carter reports that while "Koreans are incredibly keen, and on many measures do very well," "nobody - students, parents, teachers or the authorities - is happy" — An education paradox. His conclusion on "the sad paradox of South Korean education" is spot-on:
    Huge success, but scant satisfaction. You want to applaud, but also weep. It's remarkable, but grim. Everyone knows it's wrong, but no one agrees on how to break the vicious circles and build a better system.

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