This study investigates educational reform and its role in enhancing economic development in developing countries, learning from the case of South Korea which implemented its educational reform since the 60’s. In the case of South Korea, educational reform was one of the pillars in transforming it from a developing country in the 60’s to a developed one starting from early 80’s and it was examined to show the relation between education and economic development. On the other hand, the educational system in Egypt was examined to tackle the main problems and identify the needed reforms for the development of the country. This study showed that importance of linking between economic and education planning, building higher education on a sound foundation of high-quality schooling, and having a mix between public and private higher education system. These findings were the main features of South Korean experience that Egypt can benefit from them through implementing them in its educational system.
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(2018).The Role of Human Capital in South Korea’s Education: Lessons Learnt for Egypt [Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
El Sebai, Kholoud Fakhr El Din Mohamed. The Role of Human Capital in South Korea’s Education: Lessons Learnt for Egypt. 2018. American University in Cairo, Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
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