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North Korea’s Education Policy and Its Prospects Based on Analysis of National Conference of Teachers

by Jeong-ah Cho

published by Korea Institute for National Unification, 2019

From the publication:

At the 14th National Conference of Teachers held in Pyongyang on September 3, 2019, the future direction and tasks of North Korea’s education policy were presented based on the evaluation of its educational achievements. This conference, designed for teachers selected nationwide, was held in five years after the 13thNational Conference of Teachers hosted on September 5, 2014. A statement from Chairman Kim Jong Un was delivered in this conference which described that, “Teachers should fulfill their duty as a revolutionary professional in carrying out the Party’s guideline on educational revolution.” This paper analyzes North Korea’s educational policy agenda and discusses its future prospects based on what was announced at the 14th National Conference of Teachers, including Chairman Kim’s statement.

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