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“We want to go to a school nearby!” Students with disabilities plea

Yoonyoung Choi August 30, 2013

The Ministry of Education announced its 5-year plan for special education which will take place starting this year until 2017. Its main focus is on expanding the number of textbooks according to different types of disabilities, providing education on disabilities twice a year and improving employment rate of people with disabilities to 40%. Problem is… Continue Reading »


Baseball Player Kim Tae Kyun Apologizes for his Discriminatory Remarks

Yoonyoung Choi July 2, 2013

                      On June 10, in an online baseball radio program “Radio Ball,” the host of the show said he had asked Kim Tae Kyun currently playing for Hanwha Eagles which player of the opponent team he had found the toughest. Kim answered Shane Youman, a… Continue Reading »


CCTV infringing upon human rights of persons with disabilities

Yoonyoung Choi July 2, 2013

The CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) is supposed to deter unwanted actions and document activity for later review and possible prosecution. It is commonly used in stores and sometimes in homes to prevent theft. Recently, the use of CCTV in an unconventional way has been discussed and implemented in child care centers and  lecturer training programs…. Continue Reading »

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