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  • P-ISSN0023-3900
  • E-ISSN2733-9343

A Religious Analysis of Education Fever in Modern Korea

Korea Journal, (P)0023-3900; (E)2733-9343
2007, v.47 no.2, pp.71-98
https://doi.org/10.25024/kj.2007.47.2.71

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Abstract

This paper offers an analysis of the excessive education fever in Koreafrom the perspective of religious studies. Based on reviews of previousdiscussions of this phenomenon, centered mainly around sociology andeducation since the 1980s, the paper first points to what these previousdiscussions lacked. It then examines the religious nature of Confucianeducation during the Joseon dynasty, and explores why Koreans inter-est in education has been dubbed an excessive fever by looking atsome examples. The paper concludes that Korean education fever is aproduct of parents sacrifices for their children, and that this sacrificialattitude is heavily influenced by the traditional Confucian theory ofsalvation. By doing so, this paper tries to demonstrate that a religiousstudies approach to the issue can contribute new understanding of theexcessive zeal for education in Korea.

keywords
excessive fever for education Confucian concept ofsalvation modernity Confucian education Social Darwinism statisteducation policy anticommunism self-sacrifice by the parents conti-nuity of existence family religionLim Hyunsoo (Im Hyeon-su excessive fever for education Confucian concept ofsalvation modernity Confucian education Social Darwinism statisteducation policy anticommunism self-sacrifice by the parents conti-nuity of existence family religionLim Hyunsoo (Im Hyeon-su

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