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Chung-Ang University is now aiming to become one of the leading education institutions in the world by 2018, its centennial year. It has already set an innovative pace in internationalizing its campus.

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History History

  • Foundation of chung-Ang Kindergarten
  • Chung-Ang as a Professional Education Institution
  • Dr. Louise Vim and Dreams of Chung-Ang
  • Development and Oppression
  • Korean Uberation and the Roles of Chung-Ang
  • Chung-Ang as a University
  • Improving the Quality of the University
  • Paving Stones for the Future
  • Expansion of the Second Campus and the Years of Throe
  • Chung-Ang’s New Era with the Chairman Dr. Hee-Su Kim
  • Byproducts of Democratization and the Confusion in the University
  • Paving Stones for the Realization of the School’s Educational Philosophy
  • Establishment of Dragon 2018 and Its Accomplishment through MBO Method
  • Constructing the New Chung-Ang through Creation and Integration
  • Chung-Ang University, From the Center of Korea To the World

Chung-Ang as a Professional Education Institution

The establishment and activities of Chung-Ang Kindergarten marked a turning point for the expansion of the kindergarten education movement in Korea, under the motto "Our independence will be accomplished by improving abilities through education performed from the root through kindergarten." Although the imperial Japan enacted regulations against kindergarten education in response to the education movement, more kindergartens, including Susong, Kyeongseong, and Taehwa, were established in Seoul, Gaeseong, and Pyeongyang.

Meanwhile, the need for kindergarten teachers grew as the number of institutions increased. In September 1922, Chung-Ang Kindergarten opened its first female teacher training school. Notably, the teacher training school offered a kindergarten teacher certificate program despite many difficult circumstances. Even under unfavorable conditions, the graduates advanced to many different provinces, including Hamheung, Hweryeong, Masan, Jeonju, Anak, Cheonan, Sariwon, and Miryang. The certificate program of Chung-Ang Kindergarten truly played an essential role in educating and training kindergarten teachers. Despite administrative difficulties, it kept its spirit of independence, with no reliance on foreign fund. By 1928, the Kindergarten Teacher Certificate Program of Chung-Ang Kindergarten had become Chung-Ang Normal School.

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