S-Space College of Education (사범대학) Center for Educational Research (교육종합연구원) SNU Journal of Education Research SNU Journal of Education Research vol.02 (1992)
Early History of Correspondence Education in the Republic of Korea
- Im, In Jae
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 교육종합연구원
- SNU Journal of Education Research, Vol.2, pp. 21-28
- Two decades have just passed since the establishment of the Korean Junior College of the Air and Correspondence as a formal institute of correspondence education, for the first time, in the history of Korean education. This paper is intended to provide a brief historical picture of the Correspondence College only for the first decade(1972-82) and other endeavours related to correspondence education during this period. There are a number of terms referring to practices which differ in some way from the traditional school systems, such as open education, distance education, informal education free school and others. Although these terms are sometimes used interchangeably and synonymously, they differ from each other in terms of implication and emphasis. What they have in common is the goal to be achieved: that is, broadening and extending educational opportunities for people at all levels in a way that cannot be attained by traditional school systems. The term 'open education' is broad in its meaning and perplexing even to the philosophers of education. Therefore, the narrower term 'correspondence education' is preferred in this article.