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South Korea’s ‘Accurate’ History Textbook Mandate Stirs Controversy

Prior to departing for her visit to the United States this week, South Korean President Park Geun-hye issued a controversial directive requiring schools to use history textbooks issued by the national government. The new measure targets secondary school students and will replace current textbooks from eight different publishing companies. Park’s conservative supporters have criticized some of these textbooks as ideologically biased, more critical of South Korea’s authoritarian past...

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