Try calculating your age with Korean math.

Today’s newspaper lesson led to a cultural exchange on how we calculate age. Our class is called Oxford after The Queen’s College at the elementary school camp where I'm teaching this month. My students are writing for a newspaper they created called Oxford Adventures. When filling out their reporter profiles today, Kate asked, “What should … Continue reading Try calculating your age with Korean math.

korea’s gender pay gap – a workforce woe

My 30-year-old student HyoJung and I chatted yesterday about this OECD one-pager on gender equality in Korea. Women now outpace men on reading tests here and are neck-and-neck with men in attaining uni degrees. HyoJung told me that employers often credit freshman (new) male employees with two years of experience when they start their jobs, as deference to … Continue reading korea’s gender pay gap – a workforce woe