In South Korean Classrooms, Digital Textbook Revolution Meets Some Resistance

South Korean Classrooms

SEOUL — Five years ago, South Korea mapped out a plan to transform its education system into the world’s most cutting-edge. The country would turn itself into a “knowledge powerhouse,” one government report declared, breeding students “equipped for the future.” These students would have little use for the bulky textbooks familiar to their parents.

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