The diversity of students in Korean Junior Colleges and implications for education

Na , Seung-Il and Seok, Young-Mi (2010) The diversity of students in Korean Junior Colleges and implications for education. International Journal of Learner Diversity , 2 (1). pp. 113-133. ISSN 2180-1630

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This article describes the diversify of learners attending Korean community or junior colleges. These institutions offer a post-secondary vocational education, and have implications for the new educational system. Based on the review of literature, students at Korean junior colleges vary in gender: age, ethnician household income, learning style, work experiences, and career plan. A growing number of older adults and women are attending colleges. Most of the international students were from China, and more than halfcamefrom poorfamilies. College students were categorized into hvo groups of learners: divergers and accommodators. Seventy percent of the students planned to obtain employment after graduation. The diversity of students war not a significant issue in college teaching and learning situations, but there was college-level support for teaching and learning. The article concludes with suggestions for the education of different types of learners.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Diversity; diverse learner; teaching and learning; junior college; communily college
Journal:International Journal of Learner Diversity
ID Code:3539
Deposited By: Mr Fazli Nafiah -
Deposited On:16 Feb 2012 07:36
Last Modified:23 Mar 2012 07:49

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