Title

Education Systems in East Asia

Document Type

Poster

Event Website

https://source2022.sched.com/

Start Date

16-5-2022

End Date

16-5-2022

Keywords

Education, Comparative Politics, Asia

Abstract

In education discourse, east Asian education systems are often portrayed as sleek, modern, and competitive. Organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) often tout the test scores that countries such as Korea, Japan, and China produce. The scores of these countries are often the highest in the world. However, those scores provide minimal information as to the true impacts of education policy in their respective countries. Using a comparative lens, this study examines the education systems in Japan, Korea, and China to determine the effects of education policy on economic inequality. It examines how the urban-rural divide, education fever, and high-stakes examinations affect the generation of wealth among families in these respective countries.

ReSOURCE 2022 award winner.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Chong Eun Ahn

Department/Program

Political Science

Additional Mentoring Department

Asian Studies

Additional Mentoring Department

AKS Korean Studies Scholarship

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Education Systems in East Asia

In education discourse, east Asian education systems are often portrayed as sleek, modern, and competitive. Organizations such as the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) often tout the test scores that countries such as Korea, Japan, and China produce. The scores of these countries are often the highest in the world. However, those scores provide minimal information as to the true impacts of education policy in their respective countries. Using a comparative lens, this study examines the education systems in Japan, Korea, and China to determine the effects of education policy on economic inequality. It examines how the urban-rural divide, education fever, and high-stakes examinations affect the generation of wealth among families in these respective countries.

ReSOURCE 2022 award winner.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2022/COTS/70