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Journal of Educational Research in Mathematics - Vol. 29, No. 1, pp.17-43
Abbreviation: JERM
ISSN: 2288-7733 (Print) 2288-8357 (Online)
Print publication date 28 Feb 2019
Received 03 Jan 2019 Revised 31 Jan 2019 Accepted 06 Feb 2019
DOI: https://doi.org/10.29275/jerm.2019.2.29.1.17

A Comparison Study on 2015 Mathematics Curriculum of South Korea and 2013 Mathematics Gyosuyogang of North Korea
Na, Gwi Soo*
*Professor, Cheongju National University of Education, South Korea (gsna21@cje.ac.kr)

Correspondence to : Professor, Cheongju National University of Education, South Korea, gsna21@cje.ac.kr


Abstract

The objective of this study was to analyze the similarities and differences between the currently implemented 2015 Mathematics Curriculum in South Korea and the 2013 Mathematics Gyosuyogang (Curriculum) in North Korea. This study examined the compositional system, the mathematics subjects, the nature and goal of mathematics, mathematics contents, teaching and learning methods, and evaluation methods in mathematics curriculum of South Korea and North Korea. The results of this study showed that South Korea and North Korea have similarity in the compositional categories of mathematics curriculum, however, in the compositional structure, South Korea has a serial structure whereas North Korea has a parallel and repetitive structure. In the mathematics subject system, South Korea set the common subject from the 1st grade of elementary school to the 1st grade of high school and set various optional subjects from the 2nd grade of high school. North Korea, however, set the common subject in all grades from elementary school to high school. In relation to the nature of mathematics subject, South Korea and North Korea show similarities in the pursuit of spirituality and usefulness, but they differ in terms of cultural value and aesthetics of mathematics subjects. In addition, the mathematics curriculum of South Korea and North Korea show similarities and differences in terms of mathematics contents, teaching and learning methods, and evaluation methods.


Keywords: South Korea, North Korea, 2015 Mathematics Curriculum, 2013 Mathematics Gyosuyogang

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