The Reluctance of Korean Education in the Face of Change
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 3 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-3-March-2007
It should first be stated that there are many bright students in the Korean educational system and Korea
has produced great waves in the information technology fields and the Korean economy has leaped in
bounds from the days of poverty and despair, following the Korean War, to the present days when
Korea has proven itself to be a world class country with a world class economy. Nevertheless, the
Korean system of education has seemingly lagged behind the advances the Korean information
technology and semiconductor industries have enjoyed.
In general, the Korean system of education does not seem to value student creativity as a notable asset
and thus it is hard for people with new innovative ideas to move to the forefront of the system in order to
bring about positive change and to create something so great that the whole world would give it merits
in the form of a Nobel Prize.