Elite Confucian society lauded scholarly achievements. Modern Korean society sees the importance of education in equal light.
Korea is also a wired society, so a recent announcement by Seoul's Office of Education comes as no surprise.
Parents Get School Records via Cell Phone
Parents will receive various information about their children's activities in elementary and secondary schools in Seoul via cellular phone messages.
The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education decided Sunday to expand the message services to all elementary, middle and high schools in the city as a similar pilot program in several schools has drawn positive response from parents.
The services would allow parents to receive set school information, including grades and schedules, via a cellular phone's text message service. Parents will also be able to consult with teachers about various issues regarding their children through the mobile communication service.