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Christopher Sanders

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Korea: Environmental Problems & Solutions

Monday, February 1st, 2010

During the 1970s, under the reign of dictator Park Chunhee, South Korea developed rapidly. Industrial output and infrastructure were major areas of concern, and great strides were made, along with great sacrifices. Heavy industry became a major source of income as exports grew quickly in the late 1970s until the financial crisis in 1998.

CEPA Effect: Korea to Recruit Language Professionals From India

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Korea has long had an insatiable thirst for English. English as a second language (ESL) education is a billion dollar industry in this country of 48 million. Starting in third grade, all students receive compulsory ESL classes in the public school system; these classes continue through the first or second year of university. Some 40,000 children are sent to study in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, South Africa and Great Britain, as well as special camps in the Philippines, Malaysia and some other countries. ESL is a US$15 billion a year industry.

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From Self-reliance to Global Ambition:

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

When the words "nuclear" and "Korea" appear in the same sentence, it is almost certainly in reference to Kim Jong-il's weapons program. Yet, on the other side of the DMZ, South Korea has long powered its bustling cities and heavy industries with atomic energy.


E-Government: Lessons and Opportunities

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

E-government has been a buzzword for at least a decade. Too often the term is overused to the point of becoming meaningless, a way for politicians or technocrats to convince stakeholders that they are innovating.


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