Perception of Prospective Korean Language Teachers on the Multicultural Phenomenon in Korean Society

Sang-soo Kim


The purpose of this study is to examine the perceptions of prospective Korean language teachers on the multicultural phenomenon in Korean society. For this purpose, written interview data of 30 prospective Korean teachers were collected and analyzed. Written interview data were analyzed using Nvivo12. The contents of the analysis could be categorized into first, the concept of multiculturalism, second, problems of multicultural phenomena, third, perception of multicultural phenomena, and fourth, tasks to be addressed in the future. Multicultural society reveals a complex and multi-layered conflict structure in which internal conflict elements of society coexist with the increase in various minority migrants from the external environment. Therefore, in order for a multicultural society to pursue and realize the value of integration, it must be able to control and resolve newly arising conflict factors in a constantly changing environment. In recent years, the word multicultural has become common in Korean society, and Koreans, are living daily with various immigrants. Therefore, to understand the multicultural phenomenon in Korean society, it is necessary to collect and analyze the opinions of a variety of classes. This study will help Korean society move toward a healthy multicultural society.

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