Act On The Promotion Of Education In Island And Remote Areas


Published: 2008-02-29

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 Article 1 (Purpose)   print
The purpose of this Act is to advance the development of compulsory education in islands and remote areas.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8706, Dec. 21, 2007]
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 Article 2 (Definition)   print
The term "islands and remote areas" in this Act means areas of disadvantage in geographical, economic, cultural or social terms which fall under any of the following subparagraphs, as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology: <Amended by Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
1. Mountainous areas;
2. Isolated islands;
3. Reclaimed areas;
4. Areas within the Civilian Control Line;
5. Mining areas.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8706, Dec. 21, 2007]
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 Article 3 (Duties of State)   print
The State shall take the following measures on a preferential basis to advance the development of compulsory education in islands and remote areas, and reimburse all expenses incurred in implementing such measures:
1. Securing school sites, classrooms, school infirmaries and other facilities necessary for education;
2. Maintenance of teaching materials and aids;
3. Gratuitous supply of textbooks;
4. Taking measures necessary to promote active commuting to school;
5. Providing housing for teachers;
6. Proper and efficient deployment of teachers.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8706, Dec. 21, 2007]
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 Article 4 (Duties of Local Governments)   print
Local governments shall take the following measures to advance the development of compulsory education in islands and remote areas:
1. Providing materials necessary to implement curricula suited to the specific educational conditions of islands and remote areas;
2. Providing teachers with preferential opportunities to receive training, and reimbursement of expenses incurred in obtaining such training.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8706, Dec. 21, 2007]
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 Article 5 (Allowances for Services in Islands and Remote Areas)   print
The State shall provide allowances for services in islands and remote areas, calculated according to the areas of services, for teachers of offshore islands and remote areas, as prescribed by Presidential Decree.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Act No. 8706, Dec. 21, 2007]
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 Article 6 Deleted.<by Act No. 3499, Dec. 31, 1981>   print
ADDENDUM
This Act shall apply on and after January 1, 1967.
ADDENDA<Act No. 3499, Dec. 31, 1981>
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
(2) (Transitional Measures) Islands and remote areas under the amended provisions of Article 2 shall be islands and remote areas prescribed by Presidential Decree pursuant to the previous provisions of Article 2 until Ordinance of the Ministry of Education thereon is enacted and enters into force.
ADDENDA<Act No. 4268, Dec. 27, 1990>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 10 Omitted.
ADDENDA<Act No. 6400, Jan. 29, 2001>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM<Act No. 8706, Dec. 21, 2007>
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA<Act No. 8852, Feb. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Act shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.