South Korea’s successful education system: lessons and policy implications for Peru

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South Korea’s quality education system rests on four pillars: (1) putting education at the center of a long-term development strategy, (2) getting the right people to become teachers, (3) developing these people into effective instructors, and (4) prioritizing information and communications technology in education. In contrast, education policies in Peru change from government to government, official evaluations of teacher education institutes do not exist, teachers do not receive regular training, and the use of technology in education is limited. Taking into account South Korea’s successful experience, Peru could seek to improve its education system with initiatives to support a long-term education policy, which has to include a clear plan to improve the accreditation process of teacher education institutes, the current salaries of teachers, the training of teachers, and the use of technology in schools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-151
Number of pages17
JournalKorean Social Science Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)
  • Information and communications technology in education


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