Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE) is a school board in Seoul, South Korea. It was established on October 2, 1956.

Korean name
Hangul
서울특별시교육청
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSeoul Teukbyeolsi Gyoyukcheong
McCune–ReischauerSeoul T'eukbyŏlsi Kyoykch'ŏng

HistoryEdit

The SMOE and the Gyeonggi-do Office of Education have suffered from a huge surge of teachers who voluntarily resigned in 2011 and beyond due to increased frequency of teachers' evaluation tests and difficulties of managing students.[1]

TimelineEdit

  • October 2, 1956 - Seoul Board of Education inaugurated (2 bureaus, 7 divisions)[2]
  • May 16, 1961 - The Board of Education dissolved
  • January 13, 1962 - Education Autonomy Policy abolished. Absorbed into Seoul Metropolitan Government as Bureau of Education
  • January 1, 1964 - Education Autonomy Policy and Seoul Board of Education re-established with 2 bureaus and 7 divisions
  • December 30, 1972 - District offices of education established (Dongbu, Seobu, Nambu, Bukbu). The position of Vice-Superintendent and two divisions(physical Education and Administrative Finance) created (2 bureaus, 9 divisions)
  • February 27, 1980 - Two district offices of education (Jungbu, Gangnam) established
  • February 23, 1983 - Dongjak district office of education established
  • September 3, 1987 - Two district offices of education (Gangdong, Gangseo) established
  • May 26, 1991 - The Seoul Board of Education, consultative executive body, divided into two separate bodies
  • September 2, 1991 - The 1st Seoul Metropolitan Board of Education commenced
  • February 22, 1996 - Two district offices of education (Sungdong, Sungbuk) established
  • July 1, 2009 - Office of Innovation and Welfare Support renamed to Office of Education Welfare
  • January 1, 2015 - Organizational restructuring(1 Office, 3 Bureaus, 7 Divisions, 13 Divisions)

LocationEdit

The mailing address for SMOE is 2-77 Sinmunno 2-ga, Songwol-Gil 48, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea. [3]

Student activismEdit

16 years old female South Korean student, Kang Min-ji (강민진), was noticeable for publicizing a series of protests in front of the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education for neglecting the sexual rights of South Korean teenagers.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 김 (Kim), Yeon-jeong (연정) (2012-01-03). '교권추락 탓?' 초중고 교원 명퇴 신청 급증. Yonhap News (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-01-03.
  2. ^ 기록물 생산기관 변천정보 > 기관연혁 상세정보. theme.archives.go.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. ^ "Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education [1]". Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education website. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  4. ^ Kim (김), Eun-ji (은지) (2011-12-17). 10대의 성은 차별받아도 되나?. SisaInLive (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-01-03.

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