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2023, Vol.19, No.4

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    Scholarship Recipients: A Focus on University Scholarship Recipients Supported by the S Foundation

    Lee Ji Hye , Jiyoun Kim | 2023, 19(4) | pp.1~31 | number of Cited : 0
    This study aimed to analyze how recipients of private scholarship foundationsperceive and interpret their scholarship experiences, confirm changes in their growthprocess, and explore effective scholarship support mechanisms. To accomplish this,we selected 12 university scholarship recipients from the participants of a qualitativelongitudinal study conducted by the S Foundation and conducted our analysis usingdata collected in 2022. As a result, the experiences of the scholarship recipientswere analyzed and found to embody the meanings of “reversal,” “expansion,”“connection,” and “reflection.” Scholarship recipients underwent a transformation intheir academic lives due to economic and emotional support. They broadened theirrange of experiences through various activities, established connections with peoplealong the way, and maintained a continuous process of self-reflection throughregular meetings. This study’s findings offer insights into the effectiveness ofmultifaceted scholarship support methods in enhancing trust, building social capital,promoting self-directedness, and facilitating reflection.
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    An Analysis of the Status of Distance Education during the Kim Jong-un Regime in North Korea

    Jisoo Kim | 2023, 19(4) | pp.32~56 | number of Cited : 0
    This study aims to analyze the implementation status of distance education inhigher education, which is a key method for realizing the “making all people intoscience and technology experts” goal, proposed by North Korea as a neweducation policy goal in 2014. After 2007, distance education using e-learning wasintroduced at the higher education level, and distance education departments wereestablished in major universities to realize the new policy goal. North Korea'sdistance education program appears to have made significant progress in terms ofquantity, with 131,000 students enrolled in 2023, representing more than 27% of alluniversity students. Furthermore, the government is investing in resources at thenational level to improve the quality of distance education using artificialintelligence and other technologies. To analyze distance education in North Korea, this study categorized fiveelements of distance education operations: academic and administrative, technology,content, interaction, and learning space. The results of literature analysis showthat the academic and administrative and technology components are comparableto or superior to world-class standards. However, it was found that the content,interaction, and learning spaces elements were below the global trend, indicatingthat state-centered content production, limited interaction, and learning spacesmight pose a problem for improving the quality of higher education. Conceptualizing frameworks to overcome these limitations will be key to the futuredevelopment of North Korea's higher education.
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    Analysis of the Study Achievement of Disabled Adults Participating in Lifelong Education

    ChangBeen Cho | 2023, 19(4) | pp.57~82 | number of Cited : 0
    This study aimed to determine the study achievement of disabled adults throughtheir participation in lifelong education. To this end, a survey on studyachievement was administered to a total of 204 disabled adults, of whom 75 werephysically disabled, 41 visually impaired, 48 hearing impaired, and 40developmentally disabled. The results are as follows. First, considering thepersonal factors of the adults with disabilities, the study achievement in theoccupational domain was the highest, followed by the personal domain and thesocial domain. Conversely, no statistically significant differences were found whileconsidering the personal factors of disabled adults. Second, considering theirlearning factors, the disabled adults who participated in lifelong educationprograms at lifelong education institutions for the disabled had higher studyachievement than those who participated at general lifelong education institutions. Moreover, the study achievement of disabled adults who mainly participated inprograms related to vocational skills and culture and arts were higher; the morecourses they participated in and the longer the participation period, the higher theirstudy achievement. However, among the learning factors, statistically significantdifferences were found for the participating institutions, number of participatingcourses, participating programs, participation period, and availability of assistantpersonnel. Based on these results, several suggestions are presented for ways todevelop lifelong education for the disabled.
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    Filipino Teachers’ Challenges and Response Strategies Regarding Distance Learning during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Focusing on Teacher Agency

    Jiin Kim , Yoo, Sung Sang | 2023, 19(4) | pp.83~108 | number of Cited : 0
    This study explored teacher agency by examining the challenges that teachersin the Philippines faced in implementing distance learning during the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and their coping strategies. The findingsrevealed that Filipino teachers were challenged by students’ learning loss due toparental apathy, lack of infrastructure and support for teachers to practice distanceeducation, and a surge in their workload. To overcome these challenges, teacherschanged their process of distributing self-learning modules, applied new onlineteaching methods, and sought to reduce the cost of distance learning with theirknow-how. The results show that the teachers used their teacher agency toimplement distance education under the COVID-19 restrictions and preventivemeasures implemented by the government. However, teacher agency was limitedowing to their passivity and lack of relational reflexivity. The findings suggestthat teachers can play a key role in future distance education practices. Successfuldistance education policies must consider teacher agency and ways to supportteacher learning communities.
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    Exploring Research Trends in Global Citizenship in Korea Using Topic Modeling and Keyword Network Analysis

    Eunyoung Lee , Eom, Wooyong | 2023, 19(4) | pp.109~139 | number of Cited : 0
    This study aimed to identify the research trends on global citizenship in Koreavia topic modeling and keyword network analysis. Accordingly, 191 studiespublished in Korean accredited academic journals from 2000 to April 2023 with thekeyword “global citizenship” were analyzed by period. The results revealed: First,research on global citizenship in Korea has grown quantitatively and expandedinto various areas, starting in 2015 and 2016. Second, the themes of research onglobal citizenship can be classified into six categories. Third, the keyword networkanalysis results showed that research on global citizenship was mainly focused on“global citizenship education,” with “responsibility” being the primary core. Furthermore, it was found that the scope of research topics is gradually expandingas various keywords emerge due to the diverse and comprehensive nature ofglobal citizenship.