Kindergarten education in Korea has faced challenges as a result of the low birth rates and increases in the number of working mothers. There is a need to promote parental understanding of kindergarten educational policies. In order to promote public awareness of the policies and quality of kindergarten education, Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development initiated a public relations (PR) campaign.
The PR campaign focused on governmental support for educational fees, the expansion of full-day programs, and the continuity of curriculum in elementary schools, as well as the legal establishment of mandatory kindergarten for children aged 3 to 5.
This project was undertaken for five months by producing and distributing PR media, such as radio commercial messages, posters, and parental guide booklets, nation-wide. Based on the given budgets, these media were selected. Questionnaire surveys were conducted, with a total of 1,588 respondents (643 parents & 714 kindergarten directors/teachers), regarding the effects of and the needs for governmental PR on kindergarten educational policy.
It was found that kindergarten directors/teachers perceived the PR effect to be only moderate, perceived the PR contents as highly appropriate, and indicated the weak delivery system as the most serious limitation of the PR campaign. Although parents were not frequently exposed to the PR media, if exposed, they showed positive responses to the media. Through the PR, parents came to learn most about governmental support for educational fees and to acknowledge kindergartens as school for young children.
Based on these survey results and the experiences of the PR processes, eight key factors were suggested for the successful establishment of governmental PR on kindergarten educational policy in the future. These factors included the PR message, the medium, the cost, the delivery system, timing and target, expertise, and outcome evaluation.
Table Of Contents
Ⅰ. 유아교육 홍보강화 사업 개요
Ⅱ. 유아교육 홍보강화 사업에 대한 이해
Ⅲ. 유아교육 홍보강화 사업 내용 및 추진 방법
Ⅳ. 유아교육 홍보강화 사업 실태 및 효과
Ⅴ. 결론 및 제언