South Korean ‘Hagwons’: Why are they so popular?

Most of us have heard of South Korean “academies”. In fact, it would not be a complete exaggeration to say that most Korean students have attended these institutes in some form. Commonly referred to as “hagwons,” these academies are deeply integrated into the lives of both students and their guardians. But why are hagwons so prevalent in Korea? And what are the effects of attendance on the students? Continue reading South Korean ‘Hagwons’: Why are they so popular?

The Effects of School Closure on Education

With the unceasing spread of the Coronavirus, many schools across the world have closed down in an effort to minimize close human contact. As a result of the sudden shift to online education, many have expressed their mixed opinions on virtual classes.  Continue reading The Effects of School Closure on Education