Seven out of 10 schoolteachers in Korea are women, according to a study by the Education Ministry. As of April of this year, there were 482,686 teachers in Korea, up 6,621 compared to 2012, and 68.5 percent of them were women.
Women accounted for 98.4 percent of kindergarten teachers, 76.6 percent at elementary school, 67.5 percent in middle school and 48.1 percent in high school.
The proportion of female teachers has increased steadily from 44.1 percent in 1990.
Women also occupy a rising proportion of administrative positions in schools. The proportion of female principals and vice principals in elementary schools rose from 28.2 percent in 2012 to 32.1 percent this year. In middle schools it increased from 22.7 percent to 23.2 percent, and in high schools from 8.4 percent to 9.2 percent.