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As approved journal of national research foundation of Korea, it publish three times a year.

[2017, 11-1] A Study on the Application Cases and Future Tasks of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act at the Kindergartens and the Childcare Centers in Korea 이미지

[2017, 11-1] A Study on the Application Cases and Future Tasks of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act at the Kindergartens and the Childcare Centers in Korea

  • chief of researchAhreum Kim
  • researchersYun-Jin Bae, Yoonkyung Choi
  • pages0pages
  • Report No.
  • Reg No.
  • ISBNISSN 1976-6793
  • Date2017.06.30

Abstract


The Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, which was enforced in September last year, generated a lot of controversy due to the scope of its application and the vagueness of standards since the legislation process. Private kindergartens that are defined by the Framework Act on Education as "schools" fell under the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act. At its initial stage, teachers who privately perform public duties at the childcare centers of Nuri-Curriculum and all of the other employees of those centers fell under the Act as well. However, as the legislation process did not consider distinct characteristics of the care and education of infants, unexpected problems arose in the childcare centers' settings. Notably, confusion escalated when the teachers of the childcare centers came to be exempted from the Act 3 months after its implementation as the relevant government office gave an authentic interpretation. For this reason, this piece of writing analyzed the kindergartens and childcare centers' perceptions of the Act and examples of its application; and sought tasks for improvement through considering main issues caused by distinct characteristics of the kindergartens and childcare centers.


Keywords: the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, Improper Solicitation, kindergarten, childcare center