From the publisher’s website:
The book examines the themes of cultural values, collective identity, political ideologies, and Korean cultural traditions throughout Korean language textbooks from the last 120 years. Through this analysis, the author explores the colonial, neo-colonial, and postcolonial contexts that have influenced South Korea. This work demonstrates the significant impact of textbooks and how political leaders make use of school curricula to legitimate their regimes.
Dong Bae Lee is coordinator of the Korean program at the University of Queensland.
Introduction: The Historical Development of Korean Language Education
- Analysis of Korean Language Textbooks in the Pre-Colonial Era
- Analysis of Textbooks of the Colonial Period
- Analysis of Textbooks of the Neo-Colonial Period
- Analysis of Korean Language Textbooks of the 1980s
- Analysis of Korean Language Textbooks of the 1990s
- Analysis of Korean Language Textbooks of the 21st Century
- Summary and Conclusions