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Hong, Won-Pyo; Youngs, Peter – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Using interview data from secondary teachers, this study examines conflicting perspectives on the effects of the new national curriculum in South Korea, which was intended to grant more autonomy to individual schools and teachers. Contrary to the general belief that teachers want more autonomy to customize their curricula to meet students' needs,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Institutional Autonomy
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Misco, Thomas – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This study explores the perceptions of South Korean moral and social studies education teachers, teacher educators, and students on the promises and challenges of introducing and discussing controversial issues within their classrooms. The findings suggest that college entrance exams, textbooks, didacticism, dualism, administrators, textbooks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Ethical Instruction, Social Studies
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Chung, Hoewook – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
The purpose of this study is to gain insight into how Korean temporary migrant mothers conceptualize the nature of parent involvement in the USA. The participants in this study consisted of Korean mothers who were educated in Korea, migrated temporarily to the USA for educational purposes, and sent their children to American schools. Using the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Case Studies, Interviews
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Chae, Jae-Eun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article explores the implications of the recent increase in older students at Korean universities dominated by younger students. A case study design is used to gain an in-depth understanding of experiences of older students in a Korean university. Semi-structured interviews of twelve older students, three professors, two administrators, and…
Descriptors: Interviews, College Students, Age Differences, Case Studies