Корейский полуостров: время новых вызовов. Доклады, представленные на XIII научной конференции корееведов России и стран СНГ
Moral education in Korea was traditionally seen as the very core of educational process and so it was strictly controlled by the state. After division of Korea in 1945 during reorganization of system of education in South Korea moral upbringing was included as a core part in national curriculum for primary and secondary school. Since from the very beginning the content of this discipline has been exclusively provided by the government besides moral values, cultural norms it contains main aspects of dominant political ideology as well. The last ones even prevailed during some periods of Korean history. That explains the fact that the moral education curriculum was corrected every time the ruling political regime or some core aspects of dominant ideology had changed.