On a typical day, high school students study before school begins at 8:00 a.m. Classes are 50 minutes long, with a morning break and a lunch break of 50 minutes. The afternoon session resumes at approximately 1:00 P.M., and courses continue until approximately 4:00 or 4:30 P.M., followed by classroom cleaning. Students may then either take a short supper break at home or eat in school. Teachers often travel from room to room, whereas pupils remain in the same location. Students return to the school library to study or attend private schools or tutoring sessions till 10:00 p.m. They return home and may eat a snack, listen to music, or watch television before retiring for the night. Elementary and secondary school.
Education in South Korea
South Korean education is given by both public and private schools. Both types of schools get government support, albeit the amount received by private schools is smaller than that of public schools. South Korea ranks tenth in the world in reading literacy, maths, and science, with the typical student scoring around 519, compared to the OECD average of 493.   Among OECD countries, the country boasts one of the most educated worker forces in the world.   South Korea is well renowned for its passion with education, dubbed “education fever.”    The resource-poor country is consistently ranked among the best in the world for education.
Education System In South Korean schools
South Korean public education is organised into three stages: six years of primary school, three years of middle school, and three years of high school. Only approximately 5% of Korea’s secondary schools were coeducational in 1996. The proportion of coeducational schools has increased by nearly 10%. However, at many coeducational high schools, classrooms are still split by gender. Because the curriculum has been standardised, both boys and girls now study technology and domestic science.
5 shocking facts about South Korean schools
- Students are responsible for keeping their school clean.
- Teachers are held in high regard in Korea.
- Saturdays are school days in Korea.
- There is a five-year rotation of teachers and principals.
- Corporal punishment is still in use today.
1۔ Students are responsible for keeping their school clean.
One aspect of Korean principles that I love is that the Korean education system teaches pupils to be responsible for the upkeep of their school. While paid janitors tend to significant jobs… rubbish on the school premises… kids do it every morning before the school bell rings.
2. Teachers are held in high regard in Korea.
Teachers have a significant and recognised place in society, despite the fact that their pay scale would not suggest it. Korea places a high value on education and schooling to the power of a hundred. As a result, Korean teachers are held in high respect as foundations of the educational system in Korea. Retirement age is not reached until the age of 65. Seniority entails higher salary, and the overall work hours, holidays, and vacation benefits are thought to be superior to those found in typical office occupations.
3. Saturdays are school days in Korea.
If you believe Korean students have free time on weekends, think again. The official school days were initially Monday through Saturday, which made neither students nor teachers happy. The school timetable has modified and loosened since 2010. The Korean public school system now has two Saturdays off per month.
4.There is a five-year rotation of teachers and principals.
Every five years, teachers switch schools. It makes no difference whether you like your school or not. After each five-year term, the instructors, vice principal, and principal are chosen at random and must change schools. As a result, a school may hire new teachers each year. This approach was created to provide every teacher an equal opportunity to work in both good and substandard schools. All teaching staff is subject to a grading system and receives points for tests taken, seminars attended, and incentive points based on how well their school ranks in the district. Furthermore, there are several schools that are known to be model schools (these are the schools where Korean instructors aspire to teach) and have top performing students.
5.Corporal punishment is still in use today.
Corporal punishment was once legal, but it is now only tolerated in secret. As I write this, it is 2010. Although the educational system is cracking down on this abuse, it still occurs in some schools. One of my fellow foreign teacher pals mentioned that their school has a discipline rod known as the “magic wand” among Korean teachers. The disciplinarian is usually a male teacher. An article on the subject can be found by clicking here (although it is a bit dated) In the past, Korea has used physical punishment for noncompliance. The one below is a hands-off strategy that I’ve seen utilised in some classes to have pupils reflect on their wrongdoing by testing their mental endurance. However, in the United States