Hagwons and the Korean Education System

 In this article, we briefly examined the South Korean education system, which is one of the countries that have been mentioned a lot in recent years when it comes to Education, and the teaching institutions in Korea, namely Hagwons.

COMPULSORY EDUCATION PERIOD • 9 years. It covers the ages of 6-15.

PRE-SCHOOL • Covers the 3-6 age group.

PRIMARY EDUCATION • Covers the 6-12 age group and is 6 years.

MIDDLE SCHOOL • Covers the 12-15 age group and is for 3 years.

SECONDARY EDUCATION • It covers the 15-18 age group and is 3 years.

COLLEGES / UNIVERSITY • Colleges - 2+ year program (junior, cyber, technical and

graduate school colleges)

In South Korea, which has a structure listed as above, Education is one of the most important issues for families. Although there are dozens of universities in the country, three universities where the most important business people in the private sector have graduated and also important people in the public sphere are at the top of the schools where families look forward to, and this causes children to be included in the examination system at an early age.

In South Korea, which is one of the countries where the exam is very important, inevitably private lessons and the classroom system called Hagwon are also very developed. Although he tried to be shut down by the Korean government over the years, they eventually survived and the teachers working there became very popular and a good teacher can earn salaries almost as much as a movie star. For this reason, Hagwons are also very important for families, parents who try to send their children to a good hagwon spend whatever they have in their hands and send their children here to see lessons. A study conducted in Korea also shows that children love their teachers at the Hagwon much more than their teachers at schools and find them much more successful. It is necessary to examine and discuss this situation separately, because this structure includes the study centers and the teachers there, which replace the private teaching institutions in our country. If such a research was conducted in our country, what kind of result would it emerge?

If we take a brief look at the lives of children. The hustle and bustle that started with the first light of the morning continues first in the school, then in the cleaning of the school (children clean school in Korea) and then in the hagwon. This rush, which continues until 22-23 at night, can inevitably sleep in the next morning, which is considered very normal in Korea.

This rush and constant study inevitably paved the way for Korean students to get important degrees in Pisa. Korea has shown the world that this success is not a coincidence by ranking in the top 10 of all Pisa exams held in recent years. Considering the problems such as the world becoming a more crowded place and the increase in unemployment problems all over the world, it seems perhaps more correct that students in countries such as Korea work in a much more concentrated manner and taking their lessons seriously. The new world order makes people like this. To summarize, and if we need to reconcile with the results of Pisa, we can summarize the support of families for success as very important in education, working hard, taking the job seriously and being concentrated. South Korean Education System.

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