Human Remolding in North Korea: A Social History of Education

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University Press of America, 2005 - Education - 285 pages
Human Remolding in North Korea offers a comprehensive overview of the historical development of education in North Korea from 1945 through 2004. This study examines major developments in North Korean education within the context of political, economic, social and cultural changes that have influenced education. It also probes into the nature and characteristics of the indoctrination programs offered at various levels in the educational system. Especially, it provides content analysis of major textbooks used in North Korean kindergartens, elementary, and secondary schools. Finally, Human Remolding in North Korea exposes how school children are being indoctrinated to hate America and American political and military leadership.

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Hyung-chan Kim is Editor of Occasional Papers at the Korean American Historical Society and Professor Emeritus of Education at Western Washington University. He holds an Ed.D from Vanderbilt University's George Peabody College.

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