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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. 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~Present

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

PRESENT STATE

Status of schools,students and teachers

<2019. 1. 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 311 1,265 24,936 1,880
Elementary
School
155(1) 4,050 88,622 5,325
Middle School 90 1,819 45,437 3,359
High School 67 1,838 53,891 3,938
Special-education
School
5 190 1,016 328
Others 4 40 663 87
Total 632 9,202 214,565 14,917
Kindergarten
Kindergarten Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
311 1,265
Kindergarten Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
24,936 1,880
Elementary School
Elementary School Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
155(1) 4,050
Elementary School Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
88,622 5,325
Middle School
Middle School Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
90 1,850
Middle School Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
47,900 3,773
High School
High School Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
67 1,838
High School Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
53,891 3,938
Special-education School
Special-education School Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
5 190
Special-education School Number of Students >Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
1,016 328
Others
Others Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Number of Schools Number of Classes
4 40
Others Number of Students Number of Teachers
Number of Students Number of Teachers
663 87
Total
Total Number of Schools, Number of Classes
Total
Number of Schools Number of Classes
632 9,202
Total Number Number of Students, Number of Teachers
Total
Number of Students Number of Teachers
214,565 14,917
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

Main Educational Policies

Practice of humanistic education inspired by mutual respect and consideration
Improvement of learning-centered education through cooperation and independent learning
Promoting career education in accordance with aptitude and by encouraging the pursuit of dreams
Expanding universal welfare in education without discrimination
Conducting educational administration with trust through communication and participation

Tasks of Emphasis

Establishing an innovative school culture
Maintaining a clean organizational culture
Promoting inter-Korean education exchange

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 (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.