GREETING

Jang Hui-Guk

A happy school for all children!
We will realize this through innovation education.
We, Gwangju Education,
have been promoting school culture innovation to create a happy school
where all children can learn and share together.

In the future,
we will keep creating schools where all children can be happy
by reinforcing the innovation education for win-win growth and cooperation.

We will cultivate the values and competencies of our children
necessary for future society
and we will do our best
to educate them to grow as creative and righteous citizens of Gwangju.

We will provide a space for education
where all educational subjects can participate and communicate together
for the happiness of our children.

We will complete the innovation education
hand in hand with all Gwangju citizens.

Jang Hui-Guk / Superintendent Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education

BRIEF

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 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 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~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)

PRESENT STATE

Status of schools,students and teachers

<2017. 4. 1>
Divsion Number of Schools Number of Classes Number of Students Number of Teachers
By
School
Kindergarten 318 1,279 24,654 1,976
Elementary
School
154(1) 3,996 88,189 6,025
Middle School 90 1,850 47,900 3,773
High School 67 1,867 58,976 4,173
Special-education
School
5 180 968 343
Others 6 56 1,477 47
Total 640(1) 9,228 222,164 16,337
Kindergarten
Number of Schools Number of Classes
321 1,302
Number of Students Number of Teachers
24,790 1,924
Elementary School
Number of Schools Number of Classes
153 3,985
Number of Students Number of Teachers
89,095 6,027
Middle School
Number of Schools Number of Classes
90 1,850
Number of Students Number of Teachers
51,511 3,741
High School
Number of Schools Number of Classes
67 1,891
Number of Students Number of Teachers
62,357 4,254
Special-education School
Number of Schools Number of Classes
5 182
Number of Students Number of Teachers
965 349
Others
Number of Schools Number of Classes
6 53
Number of Students Number of Teachers
1,489 44
Total
Total
Number of Schools Number of Classes
642(1) 9,263
Total
Number of Students Number of Teachers
230,207 16,339
The symbols ( ) and () stand for the numbers of non-included branch schools and special-education classes, respectively.

Organization chart

  • Superintendent
  • Vice Superintendent
  • Public Relations Department
    - PR Planning
    - Policy PR
  • Policy Planning Section
    - Policy Planning
    - Private School Policy
    - Policy Performance Evaluation
    - Education Policy Ins.
  • Audit & Inspection Section
    - General Integrity
    - Auditor 1
    - Auditor 2
    - Auditor 3
  • Education Bureau
    Innovative Education
    - Curriculum
    - Innovation Support
    - Early Childhood Education
    - Special Education
    - Arts & Culture
    Human Resource
    - Ele. Personnel Management
    - Sec. Personnel Management
    - Examination Management
    Future-oriented HR Edu.
    - Career Path
    - Vocational Education
    - Science & Information
    - International Education
    - Lifelong Education
    Health & PE, Welfare
    - Physical Education
    - Education Welfare
    - After-school Classes
    - Health & Food Service
    Democracy, Human Rights, Student Guidance
    - Student life education
    - Student life support
    - School Violence Counseling Support Center
    - Democratic Human Rights Education
    - Alternative Education
  • Administration Bureau
    General Affairs
    - General Administration
    - Personnel
    - Civil Service
    - Collective Bargaining
    - Emergency Plan
    - Disaster Safety
    Education Autonomy
    - Organization & Legal
    - Education Partnership
    - Parents, Citizen Participation
    - Administrative Information
    - Record Management
    Budgetary Administration
    - School Establishment
    - Kindergarten Operation Support
    - School Accounting
    - Budget
    Financial Support
    - Accounting
    - Contract
    - Property Management
    - Non-regular Employee Support1
    - Non-regular Employee Support2
    Educational Facilities
    - Facility Planning
    - School Facilities 1
    - School Facilities 2
    - School Equipment

Gwangju Education

Main Educational Policies

Realizing human education filled with respect and consideration
Consolidating cooperative education of learning and helping oneself
Promoting career education of raising dreams and aptitude
Extending universal education welfare without discrimination
Materializing supportive administration trusted by communication and participation

Tasks of Emphasis

School culture innovation
Realization of safety in school
Realization of democratic and human rights-friendly school

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 Education & Science Research Institute (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 (http://geumho.gen.go.kr)
    Provide citizens with various courses of lecture to enhance the quality of life and future, and play an important role as educational information center which provides life-long education information and resources of harmonizing knowledge and life to share with others.
  • Gwangju Education and Cultural Center for Students (http://gecs.gen.go.kr)
    Contribute to help the leaders of the 21st century to be democratic citizens by promoting a healthy game culture and providing athletic facilities in which students can build up character, train one's body and mind, and develop a sound student culture.
  • Gwangju Jungang Library (http://jungang.gen.go.kr)
    Gwangju Jungang Library contains about 180,000 volumes in total and multi-media system which not only enable local citizens to contact with the most recent information, but also gave support district office to accomplish the special policy of developing good reading habits. It is an cradie of lifelong education to enhance the quality of living standard by offering various cultural lectures.
  • Gwangju Education Facility Inspections Division (http://gamridan.gen.go.kr)
    Administer and supervise new constructions, building extensions, reconstruction and repairs of all educational facilities resulting in reduction of administration budget to prevent poor construction and for effective use of manpower.
  • Gwangju Songjung Library (http://songjung.ketis.or.kr)
    Gwangju Songjung Library provides books on wheel, the library service foe those who are physically unable to visit the library. The service helps the library to be a closer friend to citizens. GSL has been played a key role as the center for life-long education and cultural space which provides various information and cultural programs.
  • Gwangju Educational Research Information Service (http://geris.gen.go.kr)
    Performs the plvotal funcions for informational education providing internet broadcast system and teaching-learning information and resources on e-learning for supporting instruction using ICT resources to improve the quality of education.
  • Gwangju Metropolitan Early Childhood Education & Development Institute (https://iedu.gen.go.kr/)
    Various experiences for indoor and outdoor activities considering infant development level
    Kindergarten teacher training, Expertise enhancement of teachers through development of teaching materials and instructional tools, evaluation, etc
    Appropriate support for infants, teachers, and parents
  • Gwangju Student Marine Training Center (http://gjmtc.gen.go.kr/)
    Gwangju Student Maritime Training Center aims to nurture human resources with progressive energy and a warm heart. We run marine training courses, local theme experience courses, career experience courses, and mind training courses, which focus on "by self, together, and safety" as a primary education and motivation for students to give a nature-friendly and enterprising experience through the ocean.

LOCATION

Bus
Poongam 26 and Songam 31
Car
From the terminal : If you turn right at the Gwangju Sinsaegae Department store or the Gwangcheon Terminal(Usquare), go through the Teacher Benefit Hall, turn right at the three-way intersection, turn left at the Hwajong four-way intersection, you will arrive at Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education.
From Gwangju Station : If you go through the Hyundai Department store, the Yangdong Market and the Seobu Police Station, turn left at the office building of Seo-gu, turn left at the Sanglok Hall, and turn left at the Hwajong four-way intersection, you will arrive at Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education.
From the airport : If you go through the White House Wedding Hall and the place of subway construction, go to the Wooncheon Reservoir, go through the Honam University and turn left at the Hwajong four-way intersection, you will arrive at Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education.