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A Study on the Understanding of ‘Multiculturalism', ‘Multicultural Society' and ‘Multicultural Families' by Korean People and Its Influence on the Education of the Korean Language

  • Korean Language & Literature
  • 2012, (83), pp.451-492
  • Publisher : Korean Language & Literature
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

See-Gyoon Park 1 최지은 1

1군산대학교

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ABSTRACT

Recenty, the terms ‘multiculturalism'. ‘multicultural society' and ‘Multicultural families' have been at the center of the controversy in the Korean society because some people are in favor of these terms and some against them. People against these terms even have brought forward their views of changing them. This controversy seems quite related to the awareness and preference on the substance of multiculturalism and multicultural society. In this paper we wanted to discover the thoughts and opinions of the members of the Korean society on these terms by analyzing the results of a survey in relation to these terms targeting the members of multicultural families and non-multicultural members belonging to the Korean society. The result showed that necessity of the education on ‘mutuculturalism', ‘multicultural society' and ‘multicultural families for non-multiculcultural members, in particular youngsters, was strongly brought forward and the rise of the percentage of the understanding on ‘mutuculturalism', ‘multicultural society' and ‘multicultural families of the members of Korean society as the outcome of the education would improve the relationship between the members of multicultural families and non-multicultural members. Finally the result indicated that the improved understanding of the non-multicultural members in Korean society would result in affirmative effects on the education of the Korean lanauage to the members of multicultural families.

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