“Teacher won’t do it”…Withering college popularity, students turn away [스물스물]

Last year’s shift/elementary education and average competition rate

‘2 to 1’ is virtually unsatisfactory

Seoul National University of Education percentile 70% cut

The combined score dropped by 17 points in 2 years

National Federation of University Students of Education “Reducing the number of teachers is

Low birth rate and deepening educational inequality”

At the entrance ceremony held at an elementary school in Gangdong-gu, Seoul on the morning of March 2, newly admitted first-year students are heading to their classrooms.

It was found that the popularity of universities of education and elementary education departments at universities, which are the gateway to training elementary school teachers, has not been as popular as before.

In this year’s regular admissions for college admissions, the competition rate with most colleges of education and elementary education departments was virtually unsatisfactory, and the 70% percentile cut score for the final registrants also tended to decline.

College education students across the country held rallies to criticize the government for its policies focusing on excellence in education.

According to Jongno Academy on the 25th, the average competition rate for regular admission was 2.0 to 1 at 10 colleges nationwide in 2023, as well as 13 departments of elementary education at Ewha Womans University, Jeju National University, and Korea National University of Education.

The on-time competition rate was the lowest in the past five years. With the exception of Korea National University of Education (5.0 to 1) and Ewha Womans University (3.9 to 1), the competition rate was less than 3 to 1 in all other universities, which was virtually unsatisfactory.

In the admissions industry, if the competition rate for regular admissions is less than 3 to 1, it is considered to be underachieved, because students can apply for admission to up to three places at regular admissions.

The number of people transferred to regular recruitment because they could not fill the quota through regular recruitment is also 502 in the 2023 school year this year, which is also the highest in the last 5 years.

It increased by 8.0% from last year, the 2022 school year (465 students).

As the number of students who gave up their shifts and chose other universities despite being on time increased, the number of additional students admitted on time increased by 14.7% from a year ago to 305 as of last year.

The trend of declining popularity of colleges of education and elementary education departments can also be confirmed through the 70% percentile cut of final enrollees.

According to the Etoos Education Evaluation Institute, the combined score of the 70% percentile of final enrollees at Seoul National University of Education from 2021 to 2023 fell by 17.5 points from 288 points in 2020 to 270.5 points in 2022.

Gyeongin University of Education recorded 276.5 points in the 2020 school year, and 263 points in the 2022 school year.

The sum of the percentile cuts at Busan National University of Education fell from 264.5 points in 2020 to 260 points in 2022.

The 70% percentile cut of the final registrants refers to the grades of students who are in the 70% position among the students who have passed the corresponding college and department in the previous year. .

Education college students across the country criticized that reducing the number of teachers and implementing a policy centered on excellence education along with the waning popularity of shift education is aggravating educational inequality.

According to the National Federation of University Students of Education (Gyodalyeon), eight education colleges and elementary education departments of two universities that belong to Kyodaeryeon released a declaration criticizing the current government’s education policy through a press conference and a poster on the 20th.

Kyodaeryeon said, “President Yoon says labor, education, and pension are the three major reforms, and excellence education that lines students up is the reform plan.” method,” he pointed out.

He also criticized, “The government announced that it would change textbooks to artificial intelligence (AI) and provide customized education without a plan to fundamentally improve educational conditions.”

They will also hold a rally on the 26th to criticize the problems of the current government education policy.

Kim Byung-jin, director of the Etoos Education Evaluation Research Institute, said, “The reasons for the decline in the popularity of education evaluation nationwide are the decrease in the school age population, the infringement of teaching rights from students and parents, the deterioration in the treatment of teachers and the heavy burden of administrative work, and the preference of local female students for Inseoul University. “It is expected that this trend will continue for the time being,” he said.