본문시작

GREETING

Jang Hui-Guk

We will open a new Gwangju education
with innovative and inclusive education.
Gwangju Education will create an education centered on students,
an education that prepares for the future, and an education where everyone is the owner, with diversity, responsibility, future, fairness, and coexistence so that the future that all children dream of becomes reality.

We will create Gwangju education that leads the world beyond Korea through education that looks ahead,
thinks wider, and embraces deeper.

We will work with Gwangju citizens to communicate with educational families and realize Gwangju education
that everyone makes together.

Lee Jeongseon / Superintendent Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education

BRIEF

1980~1989

Date. 1980~1989
Date Content
1986. 11. 01. Start of Gwangju District Education Broad (The law regarding the establishment of Gwangju District City and Songjung City: Section 308 of the Act)
- Organization : 2 bureaus, 1 officer, 8 departments and 31 subsections
- Attached Institutions: 2 divisions and 236 schools
1986. 11. 01. Appointment of the first members of the Broad of Education
1986. 11. 07. Inauguration of the first Superintendent Chong-Il An
1988. 01. 01. Incorporation of precincts (Sonjung City and Kwangsan-gun) into Gwangju District City (The law regarding the change of Gwangju District City and its jurisdictions and the abolition of Sonjung City and Kwangsan-gun: Section of 3963 of the Act)
1988. 01. 01. Establishment of 2 District Offices of Education (Dongbu and Seobu)
1988. 11. 11. Completion and move of the government office building (657-37 Hwajeon-dong, Seo-gu, Gwangju District City)

1990~1999

Date. 1990~1999
Date Content
1990. 11. 07. Inauguration of the second Superintendent Joon An
1991. 03. 26. On-start of the law regarding self-governing local education (Section 4347 of the Act, promulgation on the third of March in 1991)
- Separation of Gwangju District Education Broad and Gwangju District Superintendent
1991. 08. 16. Restructure of the organization of the local education administration (Section 13451 of the Presidential Rule)
2 bureaus, 1 officer, 8 departments and 31 subsections 3 bureaus, 3 officers, 10 departments and 35 subsections
1991. 08. 17. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Huy-Soo Kim
1992. 10. 01. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Ki-Moon Hong
1992. 10. 14. Establishment of Conference Bureau in Gwangju District Education Broad (Section 2340 of the Regulation of Gwangju District City)
1993. 03. 24. Completion of the office building of Gwangju District Education Broad
1994. 03. 04. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Jae-Yeon Kim
1994. 10. 18. Election of the first elected-by-popular-vote (the third) Superintendent of Gwangju Metropolitan City Successful Candidate Joon An for the superintendent
1994. 11. 07. Inauguration of the first elected-by-popular-vote (the third) Superintendent Joon An of Gwangju Metropolitan City
1995. 01. 01. Change of title of office (Section 4789 of the revised law of self-governing local autonomy law, the 20th of December in 1994)
- Change of District City to Metropolitan City and Gwangju District Superintendent to Gwangju Metropolitan Superintendent
1995. 03. 01. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Won-Bon Kim
1998. 11. 07. Inauguration of the second elected-by-popular-vote (the fourth) Superintendent Won-Bon Kim of Gwangju Metropolitan City
1998. 12. 08. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Wang-Bok Kim
1999. 01. 01. Restructure of the organization of the local education administration
- The office : 3 bureaus, 3 officers and 10 departments 2 bureaus, 1 officer and 9 departments
1999. 10. 01. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent O-Hwan An

2000~2009

Date. 2000~2009
Date Content
2001. 12. 10. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Seung-Hyeon Lee
2002. 07. 16. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Kwang-Soo Seo
2002. 09. 05. Election of the third elected-by-popular-vote (the fifth) Superintendent of Gwangju Metropolitan City Successful Candidate Won-Bon Kim for the superintendent
2002. 11. 07. Inauguration of the third elected-by-popular-vote (the fifth) Superintendent Joon An of Gwangju Metropolitan City
2004. 10. 01. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Eung-Seo Ki
2004. 08. 31. Retirement of Sub-superintendent Eung-Seo Ki
2005. 12. 09. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Chan-Yeong Lee
2006. 11. 07. Inauguration of the fourth elected-by-popular-vote (the sixth) Superintendent Soon-Il An of Gwangju Metropolitan City
2007. 03. 01. Restructure of the function-oriented organization of the local education administration (Amendment of enforced rules of regulations regarding the establishment of administration structure in Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education 2007. 02. 15, Section 358 of the education rule) 2 bureaus, 2 officers, 9 departments and 45 posts 2 bureaus, 1 officer, 10 departments and 42 posts
2007. 08. 01. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Seung-Goo Woo
2008. 07. 01. Restructure of the organization of the local education administration and change of title of its office (Amendment of enforced rules of regulations regarding the establishment of administration structure in Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education 2008. 06. 27, Section 398 of the education rule) 2 bureaus, 1 officer, 10 departments and 42 posts 2 bureaus, 1 officer, 10 departments and 44 posts
2009. 02. 19. Inauguration of Sub-superintendent Jae-Min Lee
2009. 09. 01. Partial restructure of the organization of the office (2 bureaus, 1 officer, 10 departments and 48 posts)
(Amendment of enforced rules of regulations regarding the establishment of administration structure in Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education
2009. 8. 26, Section 419 of the education rule

2010~2019

Date. 2010~Present
Date Cotent
2010. 09. 01. Partial reorganization of headquarters (2 bureaus 1 official 10 departments 48 teams)
2010. 09. 17. Appointment of vice education superintendent Pyo Jin Park
2010. 11. 07. Appointment of the directly elected (7th) education superintendent Hui Guk Jang
2011. 03. 01. Reorganization of local education administrative organization, centered on school field support
- Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education Administrative Organization Establishment Amendment 2011.2.22. Gwangju Metropolitan City Ordinance No. 3905

2 Bureaus and 1 Section consisting of 10 Divisions and 48 teams to 2 Bureaus and 2 Sections consisting of 9 Divisons and 45 teams
2012. 04. 01 Reorganization of the main office(2 Bureaus and 2 Sections consisting of 10 Divisons and 49 teams)
- Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education Administrative Organization Establishment Ordinance Amendment Regulations 2012.4.1. Gwangju Metropolitan Education Code No. 470
2013. 04. 12 Lee Kye-Young appointed as Deputy Governor in Education
2014. 07. 01 Jang Hui-Guk appointed as 2nd Governor in Education
2015. 01. 01 Reorganization of the main office(2 Bureaus, 2 Sections and 1 Dept. consisting of 9 Divisons and 45 teams )
- Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education Administrative Organization Establishment Amendment Regulation of the Ordinance 2015.1.1. Gwangju Metropolitan City Education Code No. 523
2015. 01. 01 Hwang Hong-Gyu appointed as Vice Superintendent
2018. 01. 09. Seung-Hyeon appointed as Vice Superintendent
2018. 07. 01. Jang Hui-Guk was inaugurated as the 9th superintendent of education (3rd direction election)
2019. 03. 01. Reorganization (2 Departments, 1 Division, 3 Bureaus, 13 Sections, 59 Teams)
- The Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education Revised Rules for the Establishment Ordinance of Administrative Organizations 2019.03.01. The Gwangju Metropolitan City Educational Rules Number 610

2020~ing

Date Cotent
2020.07.08. Ryu Hyesuk appointed as Deputy superintendent of education
2021.07.26. Gim Hwansik appointed as Deputy superintendent of education
2022.07.01. Lee Jeongseon appointed as Superintendent of education

PRESENT STATE

Status of schools,students and teachers

<2021. 4. 1>
Status of schools,students and teachers(Divsion, Number of Schools, Number of Classes, Number of Students, Number of Teachers)
Divsion Number of Schools Number of Classes Number of Students Number of Teachers
By
School
Kindergarten 294 1,178 22,198 1,925
Elementary
School
155(1) 4,030 84,998 6,022
Middle School 91 1,795 43,942 3,698
High School 68 1,771 43,694 4,025
Special-education
School
5 204 1,036 399
Others 6 56 1,418 46
Total 619(1) 9,034 197,286 16,114
Kindergarten
Kindergarten Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
298 1,264
Kindergarten Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
23,220 1,963
Elementary School
Elementary School Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
155(1) 4,044
Elementary School Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
86,419 6,046
Middle School
Middle School Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
91 1,797
Middle School Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
43,415 3,728
High School
High School Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
68 1,784
High School Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
45,612 4,108
Special-education School
Special-education School Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
5 201
Special-education School Number of Students >Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
1,017 389
Others
Others Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
6 56
Others Number of Students Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
1,432 47
Total
Total Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Total
Number of Schools Number of Classes
623 9,146
Total Number Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Total
Number of Students Number of Teachers
201,115 16,281
The symbols ( ) and () stand for the numbers of non-included branch schools and special-education classes, respectively.

Organization chart

  • Superintendent
  • Vice Superintendent
  • Public Information Department
    - PR Planning Team
    - Communications Team
  • Citizen Participation Department
    - Citizen Participation
    - Community Cooperation
    - Parents’ Participation
  • Audit & Inspection Division
    - General Integrity
    - Audit & Inspection Team 1
    - Audit & Inspection Team 2
    - Audit & Inspection Team 3
    - Audit & Inspection Team 4
  • Policy Planning Bureau
    Policy Planning Section
    - Policy Planning
    - Private School Policy
    - Normalization of School Work
    - Policy Evaluation
    Democracy & Citizen Education Section
    - Democracy & Citizen Education
    - Alternative Education
    - Improvement of Gender Awareness
    - Multicultural Education
    Labor Policy Section
    - Labor Management Cooperation
    - Educational Service Personnel Support 1
    - Educational Service Personnel Support 2
    General Safety Section
    - Safety Management
    - Emergency Preparation
    - Education Environment
  • Education Bureau
    Elementary Education Section
    - Elementary Education Curriculum
    - Elementary Personnel
    - After-School Program
    Secondary Education Section
    - Secondary Education Curriculum
    - Secondary Personnel
    - School Advancement
    - Vocational Education
    - Continuing Education
    Early Childhood & Special Education Section
    - Early Childhood Education
    - Special Education
    - Early Childhood & Special Education Management
    Physical, Arts & Convergence Education Section
    - Physical & Health Education
    - Sports Talent
    - Convergence Education
    - Culture & Arts Education
  • Administration Bureau
    General Affairs Section
    - General Affairs
    - Personnel Management
    - Examination
    - Civil Service
    Education Autonomy Section
    - Organization & Legal Affairs
    - Autonomy Cooperation
    - Record & Information
    - Information Protection
    Administrative Budget Section
    - School Establishment 1
    - School Establishment 2
    - Budget 1
    - Budget 2
    Financial Welfare Section
    - Accounting Management
    - Contract Management
    - Property Management
    - Food Service & Welfare
    Educational Facilities Section
    - Facility Planning
    - School Facilities 1
    - School Facilities 2
    - School Equipment

Gwangju Education

Vision

Innovative and inclusive education

Direction

More advanced education / Broader education / Deeper education

Value

Diversity▶ Gwangju education where diverse opinions and needs coexist
Responsibility▶ Gwangju education that takes responsibility without giving up even a single child
Fairness▶ Gwangju Education where dreams can be realized through universal educational welfare
Future▶ Gwangju Education that cultivates future talents by leading a paradigm shift in education
Coexistence▶ Gwangju Education where schools and villages cooperate and communicate to foster talented people

SUBSIDIARIES

  • Eastern Educational Support Office

    Gwangju Dongbu District Office of Education (http://dongbu.gen.go.kr)
    Reinforcing education for practicing basic etiquette
    Revitalizing experiential learning in culture and art
  • Western Educational Support Office

    Gwangju Seobu District Office of Education (http://seobu.gen.go.kr)
    Promoting thematic school management
    Puting learning through integration &hands-on learning into practice
  • Gwangju Institute of Creative Convergence Education (http://gise.gen.go.kr)
    Provide community with quality educational services in order to solidify fundamental science education, support students's creativity &research activities, enhance the role of model schools to improve management, and improve the quality of teaching and learning
  • Gwangju Education Training Institute (http://eduup.gen.go.kr)
    Provide educational community with various in-service education programs including distance education to contribute for educators to establish right nationalism and profession and to enhance the quality of instruction through professional development.
  • Gwangju Youth Education Center (http://yec.gen.go.kr)
    Provide students with various high quality programs such as leadership programs, outdoor activity programs, and English Immersion Camp to instill ethical values and to develop talent and character needed for competent leaders in future.
  • Gwangju Student Independent Movement Memorial Hall (http://student.gen.go.kr)
    Provide local community with various learning resources and cultural education programs to inherit and develop the Gwangju students' independence movement, to inspire nationalism, to purify students' emotions, and to promoto local culture.
  • Keumho Life-long Education Hall