English schools in Korea
Chosun University has had a distinct mission to produce individuals of ability to make a great contribution to the establishment of the nation-state. The movement for the university established by the public in the Honam Area, which was discouraged by the Japanese government, was revived by the establishment of the Founders' Association in May of 1946 immediately after the liberation from Japan. The Founders' Association was composed of volunteers from intellectual, officials, land-owners, to farmers and farm workers. The membership crosses the boundaries of social ranks, schooling and wealth. Membership rose to more than 72,000 prior to application for foundation. Owing to the popular character and scales of the founders, Chosun University started as a public educational institution in name and reality. The Founders' Association, in its inaugural declaration, affirmed the following three educational ideals of Chosun University: establishment of a system for personal education; providing of a productive education to link the school and society; setting up of a scholarship system for talented students. These ideals were to put emphasis on the democratic education of individuals of character to cope with the urgent task of constructing a nation and culture, to cope with the execution of practical education in mutual relations with learning and reality, and to extend educational opportunities to talented students. Chosun University, which has a proud historical background and university ideals, reflected its poor contribution to development of the nation and the community and improved the whole system of university management through the University Innovation Movement from 1987 through 1988. The University today continues its vigorous efforts to improve educational facilities, educational opportunities and the school environment.