Primary, middle schools in South Korea have higher rate of female teachers

06/23/2013 | Korea Times (Seoul), The

The teaching profession in South Korea is becoming increasingly dominated by women -- especially in the country's primary schools, data show. The Ministry of Education announced Sunday that 76.6% of primary-school teachers are female -- up from 75.3% in 2010; and 67.9% of middle-school teachers are female, an increase from 66.1% in 2010. In the country's high schools, the percentage of female teachers rose from 44.8% to 48.7% this year, the data reveal.

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