The Shocking Facts of South Korean Education System
Surely you already know that in South Korea it has a high suicide rate. It turns out the school in South Korea was quite surprising. They have to study in school for 16 hours every day! Here is some shocking facts about South Korean education system.
1. Learning Hours Facts
For those who are still in elementary and junior high school, on average they come in at 7 am and return home 4.30 pm. As for the high school, they entered at 7:00 am and came home at 9:30 pm. Long? Obviously, because they really have to study hard to qualify for college.
Competition to enter college in Korea is very tight. So no wonder, if these students are “crazy” to learn, even though they have studied 16 hours a day, when they go home, they go back to study, or even take additional lessons.
Well, Tutoring or Hagwon is a must for these students, let alone who are in the final level. If in other countries usually tutoring in the afternoon, in Korea Tutoring is done after school and usually finish at 12 midnight!
Tutoring can be from the school, or sometimes from outside the school.
3. Saturday? Stay signed in
For you who complain Saturday is still school, but only half a day, must be grateful. In South Korea, Saturday still go with full schedule like a normal day.
In Korea there are five main subjects, namely Mathematics, Science, Korean, social studies, and English. Usually physical / sports education is not considered important, so many schools do not have a decent gym.
Even so, South Korea is the first country in the world to provide high-speed internet access in every school. They are rarely taught about religion, so if many commit suicide because of depression, do not be surprised guys.
5. Facts about teachers as high as God
“Teachers are the supreme thing as God is.”
The Korean society considers teachers to hold a valuable and high position because Korea instills that education is the main thing. As a result, Korea really upholds the teachers.
Ever heard of the story of Sewol ship victims? The teachers said to remain calm and wait inside the ship until the ship finally sinks. Why? Because these disciples believed and obeyed the words of their teachers.
6. The Applicability of Physical Punishment
The education system there is very strict and hard. It is not taboo if the teacher does physical violence to discipline his students. Even parents do not matter with the rules. Only now the physical punishment has a stronger limit.
7. The Role of Parents
Parents and teachers in Korea usually encourage their children to become a doctor or engineer from small. In addition, social status and money are usually the reason. The thrust is so strong here that everyone will be amazed when your girlfriend is an engineer / doctor.
In Korea the parents tell their children to study non-stop every day to have their child succeed. Some parents want their children to succeed and become doctors / engineers. But there are also parents who cannot bear to see his child is stressed and depressed with the tight education in South Korea.
It is not uncommon for wealthy parents to send or move with their children and send their children abroad or even enter the entertainment agency trainee.