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Introduction of Korean Association of Lifelong Learning Cities

A Hub for Korea's Lifelong Learning Cities

Objectives

“An association in which all member cities work together”

1.Promote the shared growth of lifelong learning cities by facilitating cooperation and information exchange among them.

2.Help enhance the capabilities of each learning city for the successful implementation of lifelong learning city projects.

3.Promote lifelong learning so that it becomes a part of citizens’ daily lives by raising awareness on lifelong learning and helping lifelong learning culture take
root not only for residents of local cities but also for citizens across the entire nation.

Strategy

  • An association that works
    together with its members

  • An association
    that has capabilities

  • An association
    that communicates

  • An association
    that is sustainable

Operation Method

  • Collect the opinions of
    member cities

  • Set directions by reflecting
    those opinions

  • Operate projects
    systematically

  • Give feedback on project
    implementation

Strategic Tasks

An association that works together with its members

We will become an association that works together with the nation’s 167 lifelong learning cities and 75 district offices of education.

We will diversify the entities that participate in the network.

We will promote the merits of learning cities.

An association that has capabilities

We will learn from learning cities.

We will pay attention to the policies of learning cities.

We will endeavor to enhance the working-level capabilities of learning cities.

An association that communicates

We will meet with those in charge of learning cities across the entire nation.

We will actively promote learning cities.

We will work with learning cities to overcome their challenges together.

An association that is sustainable

We will have a long-term vision.

We will solidify the foundation of the association.

We will share information about lifelong learning cities.

We will listen to the opinions of experts.

  • Purpose of Foundation

    Korea launched the first wave of projects to create lifelong learning cities with the enactment of the Lifelong Education Act in 2000. Those projects aimed to lay
    the foundation for balanced regional development.
    In 2001, the Ministry of Education designated local governments as lifelong learning cities to embark upon their
    related projects.
    On September 21, 2004, the mayors of local learning city governments and the superintendents of district offices of education came together and
    established the Korean Association of Lifelong Learning Cities (KALLC).
    KALLC set out under its vision “Korean Association of Lifelong Learning Cities: Of the lifelong
    cities, by the lifelong cities, and for the lifelong cities”. Since then, KALLC has remained devoted to promoting lifelong learning and developing it in regional areas
    by working with local lifelong learning cities.
    It has also contributed significantly to creating a lifelong learning society.
    In 2007, the Lifelong Education Act was
    amended to include Article 15 “Lifelong Learning City”, making KALLC a statutory association both in name and substance.

  • Appointment of the Chairperson and Composition of the Members

    KALLC membership is composed of the mayors of local learning city governments and the superintendents of district offices of education. As of October 2019,
    a total of 244 people (169 mayors of local learning city governments and 75 superintendents of district offices of education) serve as its members.

    The term of office of its executive members is two years. The chairperson is appointed by the vote of the members at the general assembly.

    In January 2019, Mayor Mun Seok-jin (current mayor of Seodaemun-gu Office) was elected as the 8th chairperson at the 1st General Assembly of 2019.
    His term of office is two years.

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  • Vision and Objectives

    KALLC’s vision is to serve as ‘A Hub for Korea’s Lifelong Learning Cities’. Under this vision, it has set the following objectives for the promotion of lifelong learning
    and its development in regional areas by working with local lifelong learning cities.
    First, promote the shared growth of lifelong learning cities by facilitating
    cooperation and information exchange among them.
    Second, help enhance the capabilities of each learning city for the successful implementation of lifelong
    learning city projects.
    Third, promote lifelong learning so that it becomes a part of people’s daily lives by raising awareness on lifelong learning and helping lifelong
    learning culture take root not only for residents of local cities but also for citizens across the entire nation.

Objectives

“An association in which all member cities work together”

Member cities as of 2019: 244 members (169 mayors of local governments and 75 superintendents of district offices of education)

Region (Metropolitan City) Total Lifelong Learning Cities (Year of Designation)
Seoul 18 Gwanak-gu (’04), Yangcheon-gu (’05), Seongbuk-gu (’05), Yeongdeungpo-gu (’06), Gangdong-gu (’07),
Gangseo-gu (’07), Mapo-gu (’07), Eunpyeong-gu (’12), Geumcheon-gu (’13), Songpa-gu (’13), Seodaemun-gu (’13),
Gangnam-gu (’13), Nowon-gu (’13), Dobong-gu (’13), Yongsan-gu (’16), Guro-gu (’18), Jungnang-gu (’18),
Seongdong-gu (’19)
Busan 15 Haeundae-gu (’02), Yeonje-gu (’06), Sasang-gu (’07), Yeongdo-gu (’11), Busanjin-gu (’12), Nam-gu (’13), Saha-gu (’13),
Seo-gu (’13), Geumjeong-gu (’13), Gijang-gun (’14), Dong-gu (’16), Buk-gu (’17), Jung-gu (’17), Suyeong-gu (’18),
Dongnae-gu (’19)
Daegu 4 Dalseo-gu (’05), Dong-gu (’05), Suseong-gu (’11), Buk-gu (’13)
Incheon 6 Yeonsu-gu (’03), Bupyeong-gu (’05), Nam-gu (’06), Namdong-gu (’11), Seo-gu (’14), Gyeyang-gu (’17)
Gwangju 5 Nam-gu (’05), Dong-gu (’06), Gwangsan-gu (’06), Buk-gu (’11), Seo-gu (’15)
Daejeon 4 Yuseong-gu (’01), Daedeok-gu (’07), Dong-gu (’12), Seo-gu (’13)
Ulsan 5 Ulju-gun (’06), Jung-gu (’07), Buk-gu (’12), Dong-gu (’16), Nam-gu (’18)
Sejong 1 Sejong City (’19)
Gyeonggi 11 Gwangmyeong City (’01), Bucheon City (’02), Icheon City (’04), Suwon City (’05), Guri City (’05), Ansan City (’06),
Yongin City (’06), Siheung City (’06), Pyeongtaek City (’06), Gwacheon City (’07), Anyang City (’07), Namyangju City (’11),
Pocheon City (’12), Gunpo City (’13), Uijeongbu City (’13), Gimpo City (’13), Seongnam City (’13), Hwaseong City (’13),
Yangju City (’13), Uiwang City (’13), Gapyeong County (’13), Goyang City (’14), Yangpyeong County (’14), Yeoncheon County (’14),
Osan City (’15), Yeoju City (’17), Paju City (’18), Gwangju City (’19), Hanam City (’19)
Gangwon 18 Samcheok City(’06), Hwacheon County (’06), Gangneung City (’07), Hoengseong County (’07), Donghae City (’12),
Pyeongchang County (’13), Inje County (’13), Hongcheon County (’14), Cheorwon County (’15), Yeongwol County (’16),
Chuncheon City (’18)
Chungnam 13 Geumsan County (’04), Buyeo County (’05), Taean County (’06), Asan City (’06), Seosan City (’06), Seocheon County (’07),
Cheonan City (’07), Dangjin City (’12), Hongseong County (’13), Yesan County (’14), Nonsan City (’15), Gongju City (’16),
Boryeong City (’18)
Jeonbuk 10 Jinan County (’01), Jeonju City (’04), Iksan City (’05), Gimje City (’06), Namwon City (’06), Jeongeup City (’06), Gunsan City (’07),
Wanju County (’11), Buan County (’17), Gochang County (’19)
Jeonnam 15 Suncheon City (’03), Mokpo City (’04), Muan County (’04), Shinan County (’04), Yeosu City (’06), Gwangyang City (’06),
Gokseong County (’06), Gangjin County (’07), Yeongam County (’07), Damyang County (’14), Hwasun County (’15),
Goheung County (’16), Yeonggwang County (’17), Wando County (’17), Haenam County (’19)
Gyeongbuk 10 Andong City (’03), Chilgok County (’04), Gyeongsan City (’07), Gumi City (’07), Pohang City (’12), Gyeongju City (’13),
Yeongju City (’13), Cheongdo County (’14), Gimcheon City (’15), Uiseong County (’17)
Gyeongnam 13 Geochang County (’03), Changwon City (’04), Gimhae City (’05), Namhae County (’05), Yangsan City (’06), Hadong County (’06),
Jinju City (’07), Tongyeong City (’07), Changnyeong County (’13), Hapcheon County (’14), Haman County (’16), Miryang City (’17),
Sancheong County (’17)
Jeju 2 Jeju City (’02), Seogwipo City (’03)
Total 169