Degree Name

MA in International Education

First Advisor

Karla Giuliano Sarr

Abstract

This capstone paper aims to explore how South Koreans, who have graduated public high school within the past seven years (from 2010 to 2017) view Japan and Japanese people, and what (if at all) information concerning Japan and Japanese people was established and received during their presence in the public school system. Through a brief analysis into the history and intricate relationship between Korea and Japan, introduction into hidden curriculum and its significance in this context, as well as ten personal interviews with South Korean graduates who fit the criteria for this research, this capstone paper offers a distinctive insight into how South Koreans think about Japan and Japanese people as well as how the public education system may have contributed to their thinking.

Disciplines

Curriculum and Instruction | Curriculum and Social Inquiry | Early Childhood Education | Educational Methods | Elementary Education | International and Comparative Education | Japanese Studies | Korean Studies | Secondary Education