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Positive Changes - The Education Science & Technology Polices of Korea
Positive Changes - The Education Science & Technology Polices of Korea
Positive Changes - The Education Science & Technology Polices of Korea
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Author: Ju Ho Lee
Publisher: Korea Economic Daily
588 pages

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>>>This book is written in ENGLISH.

About This Book

The Republic of Korea is now bracing up for its next miracle. After the establishment of the Republic in 1948 and three years of the Korean War, it has made a remarkable economic growth and political stability. Its achievement of the last half a century, which is often called the "Miracle of the Han River," has caught attentions from the international community and given hopes to many countries and people in the world. We, Koreans, believe that people have infinite value and unlimited potential as irreplaceable asset to society. This belief was proven by the development of Korea and is giving a clue to the next miracle.

The Korean edition of this book is titled In-jae-dae-guk (i.e., the powerhouse of talents), as it is about making all Koreans talents. Through its education, science and technology, Korean is preparing for its next miracle, nurturing talents who will create immeasurable values. I hope that this book will serve as a catalyst to draw more attention to and support for Korea from researchers and practitioners around the world as we continue our journey toward a new change and future.

Table of Contents

Preface (Global Edition)
Preface (Korean Edition)
The Authors
PART 1 Education Creates Talents, Talents Create the Future
CHAPTER 1 Positive Changes to Powerhouse of Talents
CHAPTER 2 Korea¡¯s Education, Science & Technology (EST) Going Global
PART 2 No Students, No Talents Missed Out
CHAPTER 3 My Star, Meister High Schools
CHAPTER 4 Pulling Students out of Underachievement
CHAPTER 5 From Vicious Circle of Private Education to Virtuous Circle of Public Education
CHAPTER 6 Education for Everybody
PART 3 Fostering Global Talents with Creativity and Character
CHAPTER 7 University Admissions: Realizing Dreams
CHAPTER 8 Revitalizing Classrooms
CHAPTER 9 Positive Changes in 11,550 Schools
CHAPTER 10 Reigniting the Passions of Teachers
PART 4 Higher Education Reform: Crossing the Threshold into an Advanced Nation
CHAPTER 11 University Reform: Crossing the Threshold into an Advanced Nation
CHAPTER 12 For Better College & University Education
CHAPTER 13 Tuition Relief is Not Impossible
PART 5 Science and Technology Renaissance through Creativity and Convergence
CHAPTER 14 Science and Technology Renaissance
CHAPTER 15 From Nuclear Power to Outer Space
CHAPTER 16 Like Da Vinci
CHAPTER 17 Researcher-friendly S&T environments

About the Author

Dr. Ju-Ho Lee has served as Minister of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea since August 2010. Before joining the ministry as Vice Minister in 2009, he was Senior Secretary to the President for Education, Science and Culture. He has been noted for his education reform endeavors and active lawmaking as a member of the National Assembly (2004-2008). He drafted such reform bills as Education Information Disclosure Act, School Violence Prevention and Prescription Act, and Local Education Autonomy Act. In addition, he proposed many reform agendas: Korean charter schools, the teacher evaluation system, the admission officer system, and restructuring of higher education. His policy entrepreneurship began when he worked as a research fellow in Korea Development Institute (KDI) and as a professor of KDI School of Public Policy and Management. He has written many articles and several books including ¡ºDiversification Beyond Equalization¡»(2006), and ¡ºHigher Education Reform of Autonomy and Accountability¡»(2004). He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Seoul National University and his Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University in 1990.

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