The social effects of higher education policy in South Korea : the rise of the "pig Mum" phenomenon

dc.contributor.author Lee, Eugene
dc.contributor.author Calonge, David Santandreu
dc.contributor.author Hultberg, Patrik
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-03T15:42:21Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-03T15:42:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (2019), available online at:https://doi.org/10.17477/jcea.2019.18.1.070 en_US
dc.description.abstract The contemporary educational system in South Korea is built on high-stakes standardised tests, a manifestation of the national project of social reconstruction and reform. One recent outcome is the emergence of an unfamiliar yet ubiquitous phenomenon: the "pig mum"; a Korean parent who is fully involved in organising, scheduling and managing the educational process from primary to secondary school for a group of children in a neighbourhood. Based on a quasimixed method utilizing a survey of a group of students and parents, this pilot study explores the "pig mum" phenomenon and its linkage to education policy. The authors conclude that the current educational policy fails to achieve the ideals it professes to value. This creates deep and negative societal norms that endanger a growing generation of students by creating a parallel private education market environment where "pig mums" thrive. © 2019 World Association for Triple helix and Future strategy studies. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Lee, E., Calonge, D. S., & Hultberg, P. (2019). The social effects of higher education policy in South Korea: The rise of the “pig Mum” phenomenon. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia, 18(1), 70–93. https://doi.org/10.17477/jcea.2019.18.1.070 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 23839449
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.17477/jcea.2019.18.1.070
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12519/111
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation Authors Affiliations: Lee, E., Graduate School of Governance, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea; Calonge, D.S., Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences, Canadian University Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Hultberg, P., Department of Economics and Business, Kalamazoo College, United States
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia;Vol. 18, no. 1
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.holder Copyright : 2019 World Association for Triple helix and Future strategy studies. All rights reserved.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Education policy en_US
dc.subject Higher education en_US
dc.subject Pig mum en_US
dc.subject South Korea en_US
dc.title The social effects of higher education policy in South Korea : the rise of the "pig Mum" phenomenon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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