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Korean Mothering and Education: A Hermeneutic Journey of Understanding

  • Author / Creator
    Kim, Hyekyung
  • This thesis is written in two phases. Phase 1 is a critical-historical description of a widely perceived crisis in (South) Korean mothering practices, especially with respect to English as a foreign language (EFL) learning and its implications in the broader spectrum of Korean education. Phase 2 is an examination of two themes in particular: (a) a genealogical exploration of the politico-economic background in which a monopolistic power structure has contributed to the formation of a new model of Korean mothering, and (b) a semiotic interpretation of apartment mothering, a sociogeographical structure that has been cultured at the interface between market and education, in a way that is unique to the Korean context.

  • Subjects / Keywords
  • Graduation date
    2015-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3WM1453V
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Doctoral
  • Department
    • Department of Secondary Education
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Bilash, Olenka (Secondary Education)
    • Smith, David (Secondary Education)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Cameron, Brenda (Faculty of Nursing)
    • Hasebe-Ludt, Erika (Faculty of Education University of Lethbridge)
    • Terrance, Carson (Secondary Education)
    • Dunn, William (Secondary Education)
    • Ellis, Julia (Elementary Education)