362 pages, 5 1/5 x 9 2/5
26 b&w illustrations, 4 charts
Release Date:15 Jul 2015

South Korea's Education Exodus

The Life and Times of Study Abroad

University of Washington Press
South Korea's Education Exodus analyzes Early Study Abroad in relation to the neoliberalization of South Korean education and labor. With chapters based on demographic and survey data, discourse analysis, and ethnography in various destinations, including Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States, the book considers the complex motivations that spur families of pre-college youth to embark on often arduous and expensive journeys. In addition to examining the various forms and locations of study abroad, South Korea's Education Exodus discusses the ways in which these students and their families manage living and studying abroad. The collection examines the impact of these educational experiences in relation to global citizenship, language ideologies, social class, and race.
RELATED TOPICS: Asian Studies, Education
ADRIENNE LO is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. NANCY ABELMANN is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, and East Asian Languages and Cultures and an associate vice chancellor of research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. SOO AH KWON is an associate professor of Asian American studies and human and community development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. SUMIE OKAZAKI is a professor of applied psychology in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University.
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