Education In Korea Essay
* Secondary education
According to APEC website, there are two types of high schools in South Korea, general and vocational. Combining the two types of high schools together, the ratio of middle school graduates advancing to high school was 99.7 in 2008. In 2008, the ratio of high school graduates who advanced to institutions of higher learning was 88 percent for general high schools and 73 percent for vocational high schools.
Applicants for vocational high schools (covering agriculture, engineering, business and maritime studies) have a choice of schools and are admitted through examinations administered by each school. The curriculum at vocational high schools is usually 40-60 percent general courses with the remainder consisting of vocational courses. As of 2008, there were 697 vocational high schools with 487,492 students …show more content…
(Ex: $12,549 vs. $8,650)
* Is the distribution distorted?
There are not evident facts to consider this distribution to be distorted.
Minerals and resources
Coal, tungsten, graphite, molybdenum, lead, and hydropower potential.
Surface transportation_ CIA Fact Book * Modes: the main modes of transportation in South Korea are airports, road transport, and rail transport. Especially, the roads appeared to have the largest share of the overall transportation infrastructure. * Availability: South Korean government has invested heavily on increasing and maintains an efficient transportation system. Past few years, total road network increased by 25% in South Korea. * Usage rates: Use Incheon (Inch'on), Pohang (P'ohang), Busan (Pusan), Ulsan, Yeosu (Yosu) ports for importing or exporting goods the most. * Ports
Airports: 114 (2012)
Country comparison to the world: 50
Heliports: 510 (2012)
Railways: total 3,381 km
Country comparison to the world: 51
Standard gauge: 3,381 km 1.435-m gauge (1,843 km electrified) (2008)
Roadways: total 103,029