All posts tagged "textbooks"

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    Park renews call for correct history education

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye said Tuesday that history should be taught “correctly” for young South Koreans in what could be the latest move to advocate for state history textbooks. “I think history achieved by our...

    • Posted December 15, 2015
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  • South Korea's President Park Geun-hye looks observes a minute of silence during a state funeral of the late Lee Kuan Yew, held at the University Cultural Center, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Singapore. During a week of national mourning that began Monday after Lee's death at age 91, some 450,000 people queued for hours for a glimpse of Lee's coffin at Parliament House. A million people visited tribute sites at community centers across the island and leaders and dignitaries from more than two dozen countries attended the state funeral. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
    President Park’s approval rating hits 11-week low over textbooks row

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye’s job approval rating fell to an 11-week low over the controversy surrounding the government’s decision to reintroduce state history textbooks, a poll showed Friday. The survey by Gallup Korea showed 40...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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  • South Korea's Prime Minister participates in the National Assembly. Rival political parties in the country are still very much at odds regarding state-issued history textbooks for students. (Yonhap)
    S. Korea’s political parties still polarized on history textbook row

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The National Assembly was polarized for the second day in a row Wednesday as the opposition continued to boycott parliamentary sessions in protest against the government’s decision to reintroduce state history textbooks. On Tuesday,...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • BOTTOM -- South Korean protesters shout slogans during a rally supporting the revision of the publication system for Korean history textbooks in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The South Korean government on Tuesday announced a switch to its current history textbook system for school students, moving from a government-authorising system to state publishing, in the midst of backlash from the public and opposition parties. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Plan for state history textbooks prompt rallies

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — Several educational and civic groups held news conferences and rallies on Tuesday to denounce the government decision to reintroduce state-published history textbooks for secondary school students. After months of controversy, the government announced that...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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    S. Korean gov’t announces plan for publishing state-authored history textbooks

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — The government Tuesday announced the plan for reintroducing state-authored history textbooks for secondary school students, prompting the opposition party to boycott a parliamentary session in protest. Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and Education Minister Hwang...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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  • Lawmakers from the main opposition New Politics Alliance for Democracy, including Chairman Moon Jae-in, center, stage a protest against the decision at Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul. 
(Korea Times photo by Shim Hyun-chul)
    [LA Times] A textbook war divides South Korea

    For years, the South Korean government and private Korean organizations have objected to Japanese textbooks that convey a rather sunny version of Japan’s imperial and colonial history. Now a textbook controversy is turning Koreans...

    • Posted October 22, 2015
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  • South Korean President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Jung Yeon-je)
    Park renews calls for new history textbooks

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — President Park Geun-hye renewed her calls Thursday for “correct” history textbooks, condemning the current ones as mostly being authored by left-wing historians. “Some of the textbooks children are learning from these days state that...

    • Posted October 22, 2015
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