October 23, 2012
Education and Development: The Case of South Korea
Why study international education?
Compare education systems
Interest in development in other countries
Is Development Possible?
Education for all
Millennium Development Goal
Korea was colonized by Japan in 1910
In 1950 Korea War and most of the country was destroyed and many people
die. As a result Korea suffered much poverty
Now Korea has changed drastically
o Miracle of the han river
o The economy has grown rapidly
What do you think has added to the success of Korea?
Factors underpinning economic development
o Experience of compulsory military service for all males
o Stable and determined political leadership
o The rise of ambitious entrepreneurs
o Education has played key role
Correlation between school enrollment and economic growth
Non-formal education in the midst of the Korean war
Support from international donors helped rebuilding south
Believe access to education for all children can enable them to lead their countries
for a self-defined better future.
Globalization of education: Bangladeshi style
Why they learn rhymes?
Some facts about Bangladeshi Education
o Enrollment increased from 12.5 million in 1990 to 17.7 million in
o Over this period while the number of government primary schools
remained unchanged at around 37700, the number of non- government primary schools including community schools increased
from around 9600 to around 40500
o Some non traditional ideas came like: inclusive education, school
based assessment, one school one room
Primary enrollment increased dramatically after EFA declaration
A dramatic rise of non-governmental schools which are funded by foreign
Several new educational projects stared like reflact, shikhon, protiva, etc.
Along with those educational projects came many other different projects
also stared like safe water project, sanitary latrine project, etc. Though the
question is separate what happens to those broken toilets and latrines when
the project is gone?
The funny thing
Bangladesh has ac