South Korea/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.2 Arts in schools

Arts subjects are taught by school teachers who have graduated educational collage of her/his discipline. Although arts subjects are a mandate un to secondary education period, recent curricular change has given junior schools and high schools the discretion to choose among specific art forms (either from music or fine arts). This has cast worries that students may be deprived off opportunity for balanced arts education. Due to the very competitive nature of entering universities in Korea, such discretion might foster avoidance for arts education.

Chapter published: 29-11-2013