IASL 2012 Conference, 11 to 15 November 2012
History of the Development of School Libraries in the Republic of
Korea [PDF file]
This article provides a history of the development of school libraries in the Republic of Korea. Numerous efforts have been made to establish and improve school libraries since national independence in 1945. Although a Library Law has been announced four times since 1963 and although official school library standards were developed 1967 and 1981, school libraries in Korea are not well developed. Lack of government support and limitations in the perceptions of the function of school libraries in education have been the main factors hindering school library development.
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Last updated 15 July 2009 (KSB)