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South Korean Teachers

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Teacher evaluation to go full swing

 By Kim Tae-jong

Teachers at primary and second schools across the nation will come under stricter and mandatory evaluations from March, the government said Tuesday.

The legal base for the controversial evaluation system to be implemented once a year beginning in the spring, will be upgraded to a presidential decree from municipal and local government regulations, with the decree passed at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Progressive educators and teachers have opposed the implementation of the evaluation system led by the government.

“The passage of the presidential decree at the Cabinet paves the way for stricter enforcement of the teacher evaluation system,” said an official from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Under the presidential decree, local superintendents and schools will face punitive actions if they oppose the system, he added.

Under the system, every elementary, middle and high school teacher will be evaluated in 18 categories, such as attitude in teaching and guiding students, by a panel of their colleagues, students and parents.

The result of the assessments will not be a consideration in personnel management or future wages. But those who are rated as inadequate will have to complete a separate mandatory training course.

In contrast, teachers who receive good scores in the evaluation will be awarded incentives such as a sabbatical year.

Evaluation results will be made public on each school’s website, and local education offices will take the results into account when they assess schools.

The government’s decision however is expected to cause conflicts with progressive teachers groups.

“We’ve basically opposed the plan since the beginning as there are so many problems, including the way teachers are evaluated,” said Dong Hoon-chan, spokesperson at the Korea Teachers and Education Worker’s Union, said. “At least, if they want to implement such a system, they should’ve reflected our input on the evaluation system.”

Teaching English in South Korea | South Korea Apostille

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The teaching job market in the United States is horrendous. Many Americans fresh out of college can’t find jobs in the U.S. and if they do the average starting salaries are down. College graduates will face some major adversities fresh out of college and they only have a few options. They can crawl back home to mom and dad with racked up student loans – kind of shameful, go back to school and pile up more debt, fight and scrape to get a subsitute teaching job with minimal pay or teach overseas. Option number 4 sounds like the best choice. Teaching overseas can be a very worthwhile experience and one hot destination is South Korea. You get to teach English to South Koreans and it would be a great opportunity to learn about a new culture & possibly learn a new language, well probably pick up on a few Korean words.

You can find these South Korea teaching jobs all over the internet such as Craigslist, EPIK, or just simply google “South Korea jobs”. You can also utilize your college campus to search for overseas job. Just walk down the college hallway and you’ll see overseas jobs on bulletin boards or take a quick trip to your college career center. An example South Korean job offer, would look like this: 

“HIRING TEACHERS NOW! Whether you’re looking for your first teaching job overseas or if you’re an experienced teacher looking for your next teaching job abroad, we have a great selection of teaching opportunities available.”

Once you set up an interview and reserve a teaching job in South Korea, you will need to get a background check and your degree apostille. What is an apostille? An apostille is an authentication system put in place so your documents are recognize overseas. After all of your documents are ready, you’re off to South Korea for some delicious Korean BBQ.

… to be continued.

South Korea News | Apostille Central

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US vows to complete S.Korea trade deal
By Shaun Tandon (AFP)

WASHINGTON — The United States vowed an all-out effort to finalize a free trade agreement with South Korea as the two nations meet Tuesday, despite criticism of President Barack Obama within his own ranks.

President Barack Obama heads on November 11-12 to a Group of 20 summit in South Korea, where he hopes to boost his close alliance with President Lee Myung-Bak by announcing that he will submit the trade pact to the Senate.

“I think we all recognize that this is the best possible timing to make the kind of progress that’s necessary,” said Kurt Campbell, the assistant secretary of state for East Asia.

“I think we’re in a circumstance right now at a strategic level that we cannot afford to fail. I think it’s absolutely essential that we are successful on the Korea free trade agreement,” Campbell said Monday.

US Trade Representative Ron Kirk plans to meet Tuesday with South Korean Trade Minister Kim Jong-Hoon in San Francisco to work out final details of the pact, first sealed in 2007 under different administrations in both countries.

The strategy carries potential political risks for Obama, whose Democratic Party has increasingly campaigned against free trade as it fights to maintain control of Congress in tough elections next week.

In a joint effort by left-leaning politicians, 21 US lawmakers and 35 South Korean lawmakers last week sent letters to Obama and Lee insisting that the trade deal explicitly lay out standards on health, labor and the environment.

“An FTA that prioritizes corporate interests over those of our constituents is not an agreement but a compromise of our countries’ ideals, and it is one we foresee working to defeat,” they wrote.

Obama opposed the deal as a candidate. Organized labor, a core Democratic constituency, fears that the deal could strike a fresh blow to a recovering US auto industry by giving an edge to South Korean imports.

The Obama administration has pressed South Korea to give greater access to the US auto industry, which has a minuscule slice of the market in Asia’s fourth largest economy.

South Korea has countered that its consumers simply do not like US cars and has refused any substantial revision of the trade pact, which has also been deeply controversial at home.

Lee faced a major wave of street protests by South Koreans who voiced safety concerns over US beef.

The Republican Party, which many analysts predict will make gains in the November 2 election, has largely supported pending free trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia, arguing that they will boost business as a whole.

Republican Senator John McCain said that the agreement with South Korea will solidify the two nations’ alliance and pointed to Seoul’s recent announcement of stronger sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.

“This decision was not easy or cost-free for Korea’s government and companies, and it is another reminder that Congress must pass the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement,” McCain said in September.

US advocates for the deal argue that the United States is losing out as South Korea has since reached trade agreements with the European Union and India.

India on Monday also signed a trade agreement with Japan.

Campbell, who was speaking at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, hailed the deal and welcomed a stronger Indian involvement.

“This has gone beyond rhetoric,” he said.

“Obviously the Indian government has talked about a ‘Look East’ strategy, but increasingly you are seeing with its diplomacy and its trade engagement that India is playing a larger and larger role in the region,” Campbell said.

South Korea Apostille | Apostille Central

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South Korea is a party to the Hague Convention, therefore you would need to obtain an apostille for your documents.

South Korea Apostille
South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea and sometimes referred to simply as Korea, is a state in East Asia, located on the southern portion of the Korean Peninsula. It is neighbored by the People’s Republic of China to the west, Japan to the east, and North Korea to the north. Its capital is Seoul. South Korea lies in a temperate climate region with a predominantly mountainous terrain. Its territory covers a total area of 99,392 square kilometers and has a population of 50 million.

South Korea Apostille | Apostille for Teachers | Apostille Central

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South Korea Apostille | Teaching in South Korea | Apostille Central

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Date: 8/23/2010
GEPIK has announced public school openings for August 2010. These jobs are first come, first served!

EPIK 2011 – Calling December Grads!
Graduating in December?  Need a new job for the new year?  English Program in Korea (EPIK) starts accepting applications in September  for February 2011 contracts.  Hiring is done on a rolling basis and positions fill fast.  Contact us for our EPIK 2011 Starter Pack.  We would love to help you get a rewarding job with great pay and benefits.  Our services are free! Check out our EPIK page under the tab “finding a job” for more details.

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