South Korea’s Education Exodus: The Life and Times of Early Study Abroad

Adrienne Lo (Editor), Nancy Abelmann (Editor), Soo Ah Kwon (Editor), Sumie Okazaki (Editor)

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South Korea's Education Exodus analyzes Early Study Abroad in relation to the neoliberalization of South Korean education and labor. With chapters based on demographic and survey data, discourse analysis, and ethnography in destinations such as Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, and the United States, the book considers the complex motivations that spur families of pre-college youth to embark on often arduous and expensive journeys. In addition to examining various forms and locations of study abroad, South Korea's Education Exodus discusses how students and families manage living and studying abroad in relation to global citizenship, language ideologies, social class, and race.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationSeattle
PublisherUniversity of Washington Press
Number of pages362
ISBN (Print)9780295806631, 9780295994918
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameCenter for Korea Studies Publications


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