At the forum, domestic and international participants from 60 sessions dealt with various issues ranging from international cooperation & security, economy & business, culture, gender, community development, and the environment, and had wide discussions on regional and global cooperation and challenges beyond the Asias paradox for new Asia. And the Trilateral cooperation Secretariat participated in the forum for the first time, organizing 3 concurrent sessions, and contributed to the Jeju Forums goal of peace and prosperity in Korea, Japan, and China. 

Host: Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, International Peace Foundation, East Asia Foundation, JoongAng Ilbo 
Organizer: Jeju Peace Institute

15:40 ~ 17:00
[1-E] Through the Prism of PISA: A Look into South Korea’s Education and its Place in the World|PISA(국제학업성취도평가)를 통해 본 세계 속의 한국 교육
Room E
[JoongAng Ilbo]

South Korea is one of the top performing countries in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) rankings. Along with other Asian countries including Shanghai-China and Singapore, Korea has garnered recognition as one of the highest-achieving countries in education since the PISA was launched in 2000. At the same time, however, the 2012 PISA results joltingly revealed that Korean students have low motivation, and that only a small percentage of them reported they are happy at school, despite their stellar performance. The PISA is an international survey conducted by the OECD, which aims to evaluate the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in the key subjects: literacy, mathematics and science. It aims to assess educational policies of different countries and to establish international policyoriented indices of skills and knowledge. Many countries have undergone education reforms, utilizing the PISA survey results as the barometer. In this session, foreign correspondents will examine the educational systems of South Korea and their own countries through the PISA results, and offer their insights on the desirable educational environment that can make students feel fulfilled and happy.

한국은 ‘PISA(국제학업성취도평가) 우등생’입니다. 지난 2000년 PISA가 처음 시행된 이후 상하이(중국)·싱가포르 등 아시아 국가들과 함께 교육 선진국으로 인정받았습니다. 하지만 2012년 발표된 평가에서는 한국 학생들의 학습에 대한 흥미도와 만족도가 매우 낮은 것으로 나타나 충격을 주기도 했습니다. PISA는 OECD 국가 15세 학생들의 학업 능력(읽기·수학·과학)을 평가하는 제도입니다. 이를 통해 각 국의 교육 정책을 평가하고 기술과 지식의 정책지향적 국제 지표를 만들자는 취지로 시작되었습니다. 여러 나라에서 PISA 결과를 바로미터 삼아 교육 정책을 개편하고 있습니다. 이번 세션에선 외신 특파원들이 PISA를 통해 자국과 한국의 교육 정책을 돌아보고, 학생이 행복하게 공부할 수 있는 이상적 교육 환경을 제시해봅니다.

File 1-e_중앙일보_140507(최종).pptx
File 1-e 국제학업성취도평가를 통해 본 세계속의 한국 교육.pdf
File 1-e through the prism of pisa.pdf