Education Culture In Korea

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Planes are rerouted or grounded for half an hour during the afternoon’s English-language listening test. Some taxi drivers escort students to the test centres for free. Policemen are on hand to whisk laggards to school on time by motorbike. Even protesters will often suspend their demonstrations for the day. Above story is the view when Korean high school students take a test called “suneung” which is a single college entrance exam taken in November(S.C.S). The background from high passion of education is the drastic statistics of Korea economy growth. South Korea had one of the world's fastest growing economies from the early 1960s to the late 1990s, and remains one of the fastest growing developed countries in the 2000s, which Korean called…show more content…
Economy development rate like Korea can't find easily in the world. Today Korea has the third largest economy in Asia and the 13th largest in the world. Seoul is sprawling and cosmopolitan, home to multinational corporations and a huge middle class. The G-20 meetings to be held in 2011 are considered proof that the country has indeed arrived(Chandler). Since hard education system was taken, Korean economy have developed unprecedented rate and thanks to this, Korean now live in more comfortable and pleasant circumstance. Also, results of Korean education are outstanding in the world. More than 80 percent of high school graduates now go on to college, and Korean students routinely outperform those in nearly every other country on international math and science exams(Chandler). It is amazing statistics that more than 80 percent of high school graduates now go on to college and receive high level college education, with recording a high degree of world tests. Ripley mentioned that without education obsession which Korean parents have, South Korea could not have transformed into the economic powerhouse that it is today(Ripley). As he said, Korean education system is the resources of developed Korea. To summarize, there are those who suggest Korean education is encouraged all over the world. Korean education system, however, has problems in…show more content…
However, it is evident that imposing to keep this education system is harmful to students t and it can give fewer benefits to improve Korea. Student Han Jae Kyung says “The chances of getting into a really top school are the chances of you getting hit by lightning."(Han Jae Kyung) As she said, current Korean students are eager to enter university and put a lot of effort to in it. Korean education drives students not to play and to concentrate on only study. Although these system have Korea results high degree of grade in the world, students undergo a huge amount of stresses, ineffectiveness because of these system. To sum up, there is a urgent need for changing Korean

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