Young Korean students on average demonstrate a relatively higher level of academic achievement withrelatively small socioeconomic achievement gaps compared with many countries. This is remarkableconsidering that Korea was one of the poorest countries in the world in 1953 when the Korean War ended. Agrowing concern, however, is that Korea may not be able to sustain these high levels of educational excellenceand equality. Dr. Byun will address this by identifying the key institutional features of the educational systemthat have shaped excellence and (in)equality in Korea, focusing on primary and secondary education.
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