S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) 교육연구와 실천 Journal of the College of Education (師大論叢) vol.70 (2006)
북한 사상교양 교육방법과 새터민의 재사회화
The Educational Characteristics of North Korea’s Ideological Indoctrination and the Issue of Resocialization of North Korean Defectors
- 이온죽; 신봉철
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 사범대학
- 사대논총, Vol.70, pp. 107-136
- In the process of national reunification, social and cultural adaptation between people from the both sides of the divided nation is considered to be one of the most serious problems encountered, as demonstrated in such cases as that of Germany. This calls for the urgent need for development of some useful measures of resocialization. The main purpose of this paper is to inquire about the possibility and advantage of applying the methods of North Korea' s ideological indoctrination to the development of such resocialization programs of the North Korean people, including recent defectors from the North. One of the most distinct features of North Korean society is to have its people exposed to a through process of political education in order to maintain its system. Indoctrination programs repeatedly offered everγday are meant to induce loyalty to the system. Assuming therefore, that in order to facilitate adaptation of the North Korean people one might want to utilize the methods of education familiar to them, this study examines in some detail the principles and actual methods of ideological indoctrination employed in North Korea and suggests how they might be utilized in the resocialization programs.