Everlasting transition period
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Education in Korea is in a continuous transition period. After the liberation from Japan, the educational process of Korea began to resemble the military culture through the military government, and the remnants remained in the democratic state of Korea. Collectiveness is more important than personality, and students are viewed as objects of control. Korean education emphasizes the results rather than the process, and the schools compete with each other for the number of students who go to excellent universities. The students also comply with this and do not feel awkward to compete with each other and strike to avoid being a loser. I feel this same feeling that I felt 20 years ago when I was a high school student, even after I returned as a teacher. As a teacher and photographer, I am photographing and recording these educational reality of Korea with no hesitation, and I am eagerly hoping that it will help change the education of Korea.