All posts tagged "textbook protest"

  • Lawmakers of South Korea's minor opposition Justice Party, including its chief, Shim Sang-jung (front), stage a demonstration in Seoul on Oct. 15, 2015, to express opposition to the government's plan to reintroduce a single state history textbook for secondary school students. The government has said the plan is to address what it calls the predominantly left-leaning contents in current books, but progressive students, scholars and the opposition bloc claim it will stamp out diverse views and distort facts. (Yonhap)
    South Korean scholars oppose state-issued history books

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of South Korean scholars have declared they won’t participate in the writing of state-issued history textbooks out of concern that that they will teach distorted views on the country’s recent history....

    • Posted October 17, 2015
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