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Students Rely on Hagwon More Than Public Schools

February 25, 2010

Students are growing increasingly distrustful of schoolteachers, believing instructors at hagwon, or private institutes, have more skill, according to research obtained by the JoongAng Ilbo.

Research by the Korean Educational Development Institute shows that many Korean high school students find hagwon teachers outshine their public schoolteachers in intimacy and academic motivation.

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Editors Note:

Here is a follow up to this story

[Letters] Cram vs. public schools

In the editorial section of the Feb. 18 JoongAng Daily is an article which once again slams teachers in Korean public schools. It never ceases to amaze me how teachers in Korea become the scapegoats for a troubled education system. I have taught English in Korea at public middle schools, universities and private cram schools for over thirteen years. I have also been honored to teach many teacher training programs. The blame for educational shortcomings falling on the teachers is so biased and unfair.

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