The Ministry of Education is carrying out a "2018 Survey-research on career education in primary and secondary education" from 12th June to 13th July in 1,200 schools.
This research has been carried out since 2007, and the main survey questions were mainly about personnel, facilities, management of programs and awareness, etc.
This year's emphasis has been on the question if the demands of career education are met. So there have been questions about whether students' and parents' opinions are taken into account, and whether the diversity of programs and the characteristics of vulnerable social groups are taken into consideration.
*Newly introduced questions
(Students) "Do you participate in career related activities outside of school?"
(Career education teachers) "Whose opinions are taken into account when career education plans are established?", "What aspects are taken into consideration?", "Which are the main budget execution sectors?"
(School management) "Do you provide career education tailored to each individual student?"
Those questionnaires have been addressed to a total of 50,800 persons that include 1,200 school management personnel (principals, vice-principals), career advising teachers, parents, etc.
The research includes questions about circumstances of school career education (personnel, budget and space) programs, development of career advising teacher's capacity, satisfaction on career education and requests. In this survey research, a total of 158 questions are surveyed through online websites.
The results of this survey will be published in December this year, and will be used afterwards for policy establishment in elementary and secondary career education policies.
Choi, Eun-ok, Director General of the Lifelong Learning and Future Education Bureau said, "We will use the results of these surveys as basic reference for establishing career education policies," and added, "We will constantly support students who design their own dreams and do their best to realize them."
* unofficial translation