Social Studies in South Korea: Examining Teacher and Teacher Educator’s Views
Keywords:Social studies education, geography education, teacher education, citizenship education, and global education.
The Republic of South Korea is a nation that has seen dramatic changes in its economic and educational systems over the course of the last 50 years. These circumstances present unique views of citizenship and the roles that teachers and teacher educators play in this process. This study presents two case studies, one a classroom teacher and the other a teacher educator. It examines their views of social studies and geography education, the process training new citizens, and offers insights into what the dynamic relationship between the two offers future educators and teacher educators.