How to Survive in between Colonialism and Corporatism: A Critical Case Analysis of South Korean Academia
Driven for one ideologies of neoliberalism and retail capitalism, the higher education in South Korea has currently been conducted and become more and more corporatized under the framework of colonial academic reliance. Under this perspective, we argue the academic dependency and corporatization of, especially, Korean colleges by locating three prominent occurrences: first, the recent attempt by Korean colleges to adopt the American chronicle accreditation arrangement; second, the annexation of the academies to Chabeol to make universities more ambitious and efficient; and triennial, Korean college procedures for expanding English-mediated courses in their educational programs. The theoretical foundation of this paper is the criticism of neo-expansionist doctrine, neo-liberalism, and the detracting theories. The honest purposes of higher education, which shouldn’t have in mind solely for one logic of competition and controlled achievement, are belittled by these changes, according to our debate, which makes ruling class illegal and have a negative affect the atmospheres of higher education and academia in Korea. Additionally, these modifications disregard the freedom of concept, speech, and study in lecturers’ and juniors’ native languages. We offer alternate viewpoints and means for the Korean academic community to resume their own academic autonomy and independence.
Jeonbuk National University, South Korea.
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Keywords: Colonialism, corporatism, journal accreditation system, English-mediated courses