This article examines the characteristics of modern novels/film education in North Korea, targeting textbooks and guidebooks for high school <Korean Language and Literature> according to the current 2013 revised curriculum of North Korea. The characteristics of North Korea's literary education and modern novel/film education are as follows.
In order to cultivate loyal talents who contribute to the country through the <Korean Language and Literature> course, North Korea fosters ideological education and revolutionary sentiment, focusing on literary works. It is for educational purposes to get enough mastery.
North Korea's 『Korean Language and Literature』textbooks are organized around themes and have a more substantial and systematic unit structure than before.
The higher the grade, the bigger the proportion of novels, and the bigger the volume. Also, there were more works after the liberation than those before the liberation, and the world masterpieces also used works based on the early capitalist era. Almost all of the subjects of the work can be converged with loyalty to the family of Kim Il-sung and his country. In the background of the events of the times, ordinary figures grow as socialist heroes, works depicting their achievements, and works focusing on science and technology and hard work. The selection of these works was based on North Korean history and literary history.
North Korea also focused heavily on genre knowledge and the author's literary work. In addition, North Korea was pursuing various educational activities related to film by considering it as an educational sanction.
Learning activities are developed through ‘acquisition of knowledge → activity of various languages through literary works → formation of attitudes.’ Integrated language literacy.
It is hoped that such a textbook inquiry can be a useful reference for designing literature education after the reunification of the two Koreas.