Friday, December 10, 2010

More sex crime prevention for foreign teachers

Newsis published this article on December 3:
Foreign hagwon instructor qualification improvement training by Dongnae education support office

[Busan] On the morning of the 3rd, the Dongnae Education Support office held training for around 200 area foreign hagwon instructors in Nammun Elementary School’s AV room to improve the responsibility of foreign instructors.

That day the training for foreign hagwon instructors, whose numbers are growing day by day for the vitalization of English education, was to help them understand our country’s education system and lifelong education system, to show the foreign teachers the dos and don’ts of hagwons, to [help them] understand immigration law and to provide education related to child and youth sexual protection laws.

Following cases of threats to the safety of hagwon students such as the employment of unqualified instructors and the increase in sex crimes by foreign instructors, precautionary measures were prepared through this foreign hagwon teacher training, which is also a good opportunity to induce sound management of hagwons and attempt to improve the qualifications of foreign hagwon instructors.
This seems like another sex crime prevention lecture for foreign teachers (after one was reported on in Asan in October).

Anyone interested in how it was determined that there has been an increase in sex crimes by foreign instructors can email reporter Gang Jae-sun here to ask. The currently known stats can be found here.

6 comments:

ZenKimchi said...

Would like to hear from someone who attended.

The Waygook Effect said...

The "here to ask" link doesn't work for me...

matt said...

Copy and paste it - it's an email.

Andrew said...

That this 'training' is catching on is surely a good thing. Child protection courses should be commonplace for any job working with children. However, we know Korean teachers don't have any such training. It would be interesting to compare crimes by Korean teachers and those by native teachers to see the extent such 'problems'.

Paul said...

I'm assuming they're training you to look out for other people who may be doing these things. I don't need a course on how not to molest people.

Darth Babaganoosh said...

If there's ever another one organized before the beginning of the next semester, I wouldn't mind attending, if only to sate my curiosity about what the hell they would say on the subject for an entire afternoon (especially knowing the state of their sex ed in PS).