This study aims to explore the implications of the recent increase of students from low-income families at prestigious Korean universities dominated by those from middle-class families. A case study design is used to gain an in-depth understanding of experiences of college students from low-income families who received a merit-based scholarship from Samsung Dream Scholarship Foundation between 2010 and 2012. Semi-structured interviews of seven students were conducted for the date collection.
The results suggest that most of the participants have had difficulty integrating themselves into the academic and social systems of the university due to their low socio-economic status and lack of university support. Also, the ineffective operation of the equal opportunity policy has added challenges to the students. Most universities have only applied the policy to the process of student selection and have thus ignored the challenge facing the students from low-income families in the process of education. As a result, most of them have failed the promise of equal opportunity for higher education. Overall, this study’s findings highlight the crucial roles of university education and student support programs in the experiences of students from low-income families. Furthermore, they suggest that Korean universities pay attention to the needs of students with varied backgrounds and especially improve the support for minority students.
This study is to analyze policies and programs of adult education for women from feminist perspectives in Korea. The study problems for achieving an aim above are as follows: First, what are policies of adult education for women from feminist perspectives? This study were resulted in three suggestions as follow: First, this study presents the theoretical base of adult education for women and establishes its direction. Second, this study upgrades the effectiveness of educational value as putting conscientization education of female gender on the basis of adult education for women and is the purpose for self-realization of self-control existence. Third, this study explores a policy direction as presenting more effective and practicable strategy after analyzing the state of adult education for women. In the conclusion, this study expects to be conducted the background strengthening of adult education for women, openness of university, improvement of legal and administrative system and investment of education.
The purpose of this study is to analyze the needs of the job competency of staffs in the lifelong education institutes affiliated with universities from the viewpoint of the growing importance of lifelong education. To achieve this purpose, a survey was conducted of 302 staffs in the lifelong education institutes affiliated with universities and finally 217 valid questionnaires were used for statistical analysis. T-test, Borich‘s educational needs formula and the Locus for Focus model were applied in this study in order to analyze scientifically and systematically.
It turned out that the highest needs of the competencies of the staffs are the skills of developing programs and planning according to the analysis. And subsequently, a needs analysis was conducted to figure out the priority tasks among the 8 required tasks which compose these two skills. The highest need related to the program developing skill is program specialization and branding and on the other hand, the highest for the planning skill are prospect and strategy establishing, propulsion system designing, long-term/annual planning and unit business planning of life-long education based on the results of the analysis.
The present research is aimed to investigate the perception of vocational counselors on ‘preparation for and attitude toward reemployment’, which in other words is the career-adaptability of career-interrupted married women. To this end, interviews and thought listing were carried out on 15 experienced vocational counselors that have been counseling the career-interrupted women for more than five years. This research utilized the concept mapping method and underwent the following research procedures; Focus-question development, generating the ideas, editing and combining idea statements, similarity classification, statistical analysis. As a result, a total of 274 idea statements were gathered from 15 experienced vocational counselors, and they were further compiled and edited into 39 statements. In addition, based on the similarity classification of the 39 statements, a concept map of 2 dimensions and 4 clusters (‘active job preparation’, ‘preparation for work–family balance’, ‘realistic willingness for reemployment', 'long-term perspectives’) was developed through ALSCAL multidimensional scaling and hierarchical cluster analysis (Ward’s method). This research holds significance in providing theoretical implications to the concept of career adaptability and practical suggestions on giving training to and developing educational programs for vocational counselors and career-interrupted married women.
This study aimed to analyze the recognition of an educational voluntary subject of pre-service teachers who experienced talent donation portfolio. For this purpose, the purpose, necessity and operation method for voluntary service, educational service, talent donation and talent donation portfolio were explained which were used for an educational voluntary course. The pre-service teachers organized talent donation portfolio and practices educational voluntary subject with evaluation, coaching and self-reflection in order to prepare portfolio in every session. Based on such experiences, firstly, the pre-service teachers experienced necessity of educational service by means of talent donation. Secondly, by analyzing portfolio in every session, they attempted to continue self-reflection as pre-service teachers. Thirdly, they shared their compassion on the meaning and effect of talent donation portfolio as a means of operation of educational voluntary subject as a practical subject.