So, Kyunghee, "Whom Is the National Curriculum For? Politics in the National Curricuum System in South Korea," pp 165-184 in Guohui Fan and Thomas S. Popkewitz, Eds., Handbook of Educational Policy Studies. Volume 2. Springer, 2020


Kyunghee So


Reports the history of curriculum policy-making in South Korea together with a description of current curriculum policies and practices; notes recent trend toward giving schools more freedom to shape the curriculum but without centralized accountability procedures; discusses teacher agency in the system; recommends an alternative approach. to curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inqyiry--Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Development Strategies


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