Creating Short-term Classes on Unification in South Korean Universities

Lee, Andrea Rakushin and Hak, Soo Yoo and Bailey, Daniel R. (2020) Creating Short-term Classes on Unification in South Korean Universities. Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE), 16 (1). ISSN 1823-7797 ; 2600-9749


Young adults will be the next generation of leaders, and it is critical for them to be cognizant of major issues that impact society. Unification is a significant issue in South Korea, especially in light of the recent summits between South and North Korea. This study is rooted in
principles of peace education to promote peaceful discourse related to unification issues. Unification
education plays an important role in K-12 education in South Korea; however, it is not prioritized at
the university level. This case study, which included open-ended surveys, interviews, and focus groups, explored South Korean university students’ (n=33) views of creating short -term classes on unification and the types of topics that they think should be taught in these classes. Primary results indicate that most participants expressed interest in taking short-term classes on unification issues. The paper also includes practical implications that can be considered when developing short-term classes on unification in South Korean universities.


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Lee, Andrea Rakushin
Hak, Soo Yoo
Bailey, Daniel R.
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Education
Journal or Publication Title: Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Asian Journal of University Education (AJUE)
ISSN: 1823-7797 ; 2600-9749
Volume: 16
Number: 1
Keywords: peace education, North Korea, South Korea, university education, unification education
Date: April 2020
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