Korean education policy book published in English
The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said Tuesday it released an English version of "Injae Daeguk," a book covering the educational policies of Korea, amid growing international interest in the country's education system and technological developments.
Titled "Positive Changes," the English edition delineates the background, process and outcomes of the policies on education, science and technology in Korea, over some 580 pages.
In November last year, the education ministry published the book in Korean, which introduces major policies such as the advancement of entrance exams, creative personality education and fostering talented students. "Injae Daeguk" refers to a great country with talented and competent people.
The English edition went on sale Monday at local bookstores, and is also available at online shopping malls including Amazon and Interpark. The royalties from the sales of the book, like the Korean edition, will be donated as scholarships.
The ministry also plans to distribute the book to foreign embassies in Korea, Korean embassies abroad, and overseas Korean culture centers and foreign college libraries.
The government will also display the book at the 5th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation education ministers conference slated for May 21-23 in Gyeongju, 371 kilometers southeast of Seoul.(Yonhap)