Education is seen as driving force behind Korea’s rags-to-riches story. Being an EFL Teacher in the past, I have seen how Korean students exhibit high regard on education (although, some are still lazy to do homework, though). But generally speaking, the amount of time spent they spent in schools and hagwons is legendary. After studying tediously, they roll up their sleeves, build a lot of factories, get their job done, look to the outside world, and outwork almost everyone around them.
The picture below is a typical style of kindergarten in Korea. How lovely, isn’t it? They are all in uniforms. No discrimination. Of course, sending children school is a huge investment for both parents and the government. But surely, it pays off.
The challenge: Korea has transformed itself from war-torn mess to one of the richest countries in Asia.
Aking pangarap at panalangin, Pilipinas, sana next ka na! 🙂
I hope the reform in the education system in the Philippines, K-12 would really make a huge impact in the lives of the Filipinos soon.
The Lesson: “Education is an investment. Pursue your dreams, live out your passion.”