June 25, 2013 11:32
Seven out of 10 teachers think the current curriculum does not teach youngsters enough about the Korean War, according to a straw poll.
Some 69.7 percent of 277 schoolteachers polled by the Korean Federation of Teachers' Associations for the Chosun Ilbo on Monday said education about the war is not enough.
About 52.3 percent rated education about the Korean War as "insufficient," but 17.4 percent as "completely insufficient."
Sixty-five percent said youngsters do not have a correct understanding of what caused the war, and 7.9 percent said they know nothing about it.
Some 68.6 percent blamed a weaker sense of civic duty and national security in society at large, while 19.9 percent cited a poor curriculum.
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