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This essay reviews the six essays published in the Korea Journal under the general heading, Debate on the Equalization Policy. It points out that the essays have failed to produce a meaningful policy debate due to confusion about the nature of pyeongjunhwa policy, which they deal with as an equalization policy. It argues that the policy was and is not directly serving the development of a solid system of public education. Born out of improvised, inappropriate efforts to cope with the question of entrance competitions, the policy actually helped aggravate the question, deepened state interventionespecially in the private sphere of educationand drained much needed resources for the development of public education.The essay concludes by suggesting a new perspective that is broad enough to accommodate not only the efficacy of the policy concerned but also the statethe owner of the policy which in itself has been an important part of South Koreas structural educational problems.
Ahn, Hyun-Hyo, (2004) Why Do Economists Disagree with the High School Equalization Policy, Korea Journal
Chun, Sangchin, (2003) Modernization and Globalization of Educational Competition: Overcoming the High School Equalization Policy, Korea Journal
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Kim, Ki Su, A Statist Political Economy and High Demand for Education In South Korea, Educational Policy Analysis Archives
전상진, (2003) Modernization and Globalization of Educational Competition: Overcoming the High School Equalization Policy, Korea Journal
김상봉, (2004) Philosophical Reflections on the School Equalization Policy, Korea Journal
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Lee, Ju Ho (Yi, Ju-ho), (2002) Haggyo kaehyǒg-ŭi chǒnryag(In Jayul-gwa chaengmu-ui hakgyo gaehyeok: pyeongjunhwa nonui-reul neomeoseo=Reforming Schools in Korea: Beyond the “Equalization Policy” Debate),Collection of working papers, Seoul: Korea Development Institute.
신중섭, (2004) Equalization and Educational Totalitarianism, Korea Journal