S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.28 (2001)
개화기 기독교계 학교의 발달-소학교를 중심으로
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- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.28, pp. 251-272
- 'This paper examines how the Korean Christians spontaneously and autonomously founded and managed schools. particularly the elementary schools affiliated to church, when Korea was opening up herself to the West for the first time. The extant literature on the Christian schools of Korea's 'opening-up period' tends to be focused on the role played by missionaries. While some observers exaggerate the missionary influence upon shaping of Korea's modern education. others critique that the shaping process lacked Koran autonomy emphasizing that the foreign missionaries. instead of Koreans, led the process. This paper suggests that the existing views be revised through an examination of the spontaneous actions made by the Koreans in the process of founding and managing the elementary schools affiliated to church. The Korean Christians managed schools affiliated to church because they needed the schools. They invited teachers and the subjects taught in the church buildings included the Korean characters, Chinese characters. Christian doctrine. Korean and Western history, geography. and arithmetics.