Teacher’s evaluation

A few days ago, I read a news article on the new teacher’s evaluation which will take effect in 2010. It says that unionized teachers in Korea are most likely to protest its implementation as it will affect their promotion. The evaluation is aimed at improving the quality of teaching at public schools.

In the news tonight are photos of a 9-year old grade 2 student who was punished by her teacher for getting a low grade. The bruises on her butt tell how hard the teacher hit her. The school, as expected, is trying to cover up or protect their dear teacher. The parents (and the people who care about the child and other children as well) are trying to get the story out through the internet. They are also planning to sue the teacher. I doubt though where it would lead but at least they’re not taking things lightly.

Physical “punishment” is an acceptable form of “discipline” in Korean schools. The schools, teachers and administrators need to update themselves. It’s the 21st century, not Chosun dynasty! Physical punishment especially to a 9-year old girl who could hardly defend herself is child abuse.

8 thoughts on “Teacher’s evaluation

  • October 28, 2008 at 1:25 am
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    hell hath no fury if i am the mom of this student!

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  • October 28, 2008 at 5:22 am
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    This is inhuman and insane :(:(
    How a human can do this to other human , 🙁 What happened to that teacher now? Any updates please?

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  • October 29, 2008 at 9:12 am
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    this explains all the cruelty and punishment shown in school-related korean movies…is this teacher related to jake cuenca? or mike tyson?^^

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  • October 29, 2008 at 10:27 am
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    hi there.I’m new here to your page. Sorry to hear about this post. This is so inhuman. I bet that teacher has some mental issues or something??? She is not suppose to remain in her post after what she did to this poor kid. (sigh!)

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  • December 2, 2009 at 12:07 pm
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    Whatever the reason, this is way too much.
    What kind of school is that?
    And I start to wonder, what are actually being taught over there?

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