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Online Classes Widen Gap Between High and Low Achievers

Source | 2020/09/27 | Permalink

A teachers teaches children online and offiline simultaneously in an elementary school in Seoul on Monday. /Newsis

Eight out of 10 teachers believe that the gap between high and low achievers in their classes is widening as a result of online learning.

The figure comes from a report published Monday by the Korea Education and Research Information Service, which surveyed 51,201 teachers, 425,446 primary and secondary schoolchildren and 380,922 parents nationwide on July 29-Aug. 1...More

Korean Novel Longlisted for Prestigious U.S. Literary Prize

Source | 2020/09/27 | Permalink

Cho Nam-joo's feminist novel "Kim Ji-young, Born in 1982" has been longlisted for the U.S. National Book Award for Translated Literature, one of the most prestigious literary awards in the U.S. The book was translated into English by Jamie Chang...More

Record-Low Numbers to Take University Entrance Exam

Source | 2020/09/27 | Permalink

High-school seniors sit a test in a school in Seoul on Sept.16 to prepare for the university entrance exam in December. /Newsis

The number of candidates for the university entrance exam on Dec. 3 declined 10.1 percent from last year to just 493,433, the fewest on record.

The Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation on Monday said this is the first time in the exam's 26-year history that the number of applicants has dropped below 500,000. It is also the first time that it is lower than the university entrance quota for next year of 509,573 students...More

Pianist Sounds Clarion Call for Organ Donation

Source | 2020/09/27 | Permalink

Pianist Son Yeol-eum has sounded a clarion call for organ donation by registering as an organ donor, the Ministry of Health and Welfare said last week...More

[HanCinema's Film Review] "The Night of the Undead"

2020/09/26 | Permalink

A buff naked man crashes from outer space in Cheonggyecheon. The onlookers, for the most part, try not to make a big deal of this. Then we transition to So-hee (played by Lee Jung-hyun), who tries not to make such a big deal of how much she loves her newlywed husband Man-gil (played by Kim Sung-oh), at least until circumstance leads her to suspect infidelity. Although it's not infidelity so much as...well...More

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