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South Korea
South Korea

August 19, 2004

Homeschooling is Growing in South Korea

South Korea has experienced a steady growth in homeschooling in recent years, fueled in part by the leniency of the country's education laws, and via the support of the business community.

South Korean law does require school attendance for children ages 7 to 15, and homeschooling is not specifically protected. However, the laws are rather vague, and many business leaders are supportive of homeschooling, so few families have experienced difficulties with government authorities.

Recently a group of South Korean homeschool leaders and families visited the offices of Home School Legal Defense Association, and met with Mike Smith, President of HSLDA and Chris Klicka, HSLDA's Senior Counsel. The South Korean leaders represented the Church and Home Educators Association (CHEA) of South Korea, and have been working hard to promote homeschooling in their country.

HSLDA is committed to supporting the work of CHEA and the homeschooling community in South Korea as they continue to expand.