Transition from high school to higher education and work in Korea, from the competency-based education perspective

Soomyung Jang, Namhee Kim

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Abstract

We examined how much Korean high school education helps students to build up the competencies needed for their college education and the world of work. We surveyed 227 high school graduates. They particularly emphasized communication skills, a cooperative attitude, computer skills, making friends and maintaining friendships, adaptability, self-directed learning and creative problem solving skills for their future life. However, they think high school education generally does not help students to build up the needed skills. In fact, they want more extracurricular activities, laboratory classes, practical training, career guidance, and diverse pedagogies than are currently given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-703
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Comparative education
  • Competency-based education
  • Korea
  • Secondary education

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