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KFTA welcomed the hosting of the Seminar on Strengthening Educational Competitiveness for the Future on March 12th, which was held by the Presidential Council for Future & Vision under the theme of investing in the future to improve Korea’s educational system, as it embraces and promotes the New Deal Education Policy backed by KFTA.
Early January of this year, KFTA requested for the government and politicians to implement the New Deal Education Policy to generate jobs in the education sector, to improve the educational standard to satisfy the students and teachers, and to achieve long-term national competitiveness in press releases and president’s press conference.
KFTA issued a statement that the creation of jobs in the education sector and the improvement of educational environment should be reflected in the supplementary budget so that it not only creates a short-term economic stimulus, but also it provides an opportunity to gain long-term national competitiveness.
In order for the New Deal Education Policy to succeed, KFTA emphasized the following items need to be taken into core consideration:
> To ensure the New Deal Education Policy focuses on improving the quality of teaching and learning and facilitating public education.
> To expand school facilities to build classrooms appropriate for different subjects, to increase the number of teachers for different levels of classes, to develop and distribute experiment equipment and teaching materials for a variety of learning activities.
> To create safe and pleasant school facilities focusing on students and teachers.
> To develop job-creation project and establish implementation strategies for the education sector.
> To enhance synergy effect of education welfare policy.
> To ensure legal stability and continuity through the legalization of New Deal Education Policy
KFTA pointed out that advanced countries are stressing the importance of education and increased investment in education to overcome economic crisis and achieve national competitiveness, and hopes implementable strategy is created by embracing the opinions of school communities, educational communities, government, academic circles and social groups so that the New Deal Education Policy is a success.