We commit to internalize integrity awareness of the future generation by strengthening life-cycle integrity education for not only public officials but also citizens of all walks of life, such as children, secondary, primary and college students, and would-be public officials.
This commitment is specific as it aims to strengthen integrity education and awareness among students at primary and secondary schools and college students.
We can measure whether integrity programmes for each education cycle have been introduced.
ACRC developed integrity education material for students.1 In 2019, the ACRC implemented a participatory programme for integrity experience targeting senior elementary and middle school students, such as building stories and debating integrity.2 More than 1,200 students from 10 schools participated in the programme. For twelfth graders, the commission organised a camp to promote a culture of integrity, in which 1,395 students from eight schools participated. The camp was designed to teach the value of integrity while the students had an enjoyable experience. It consisted of a range of initiatives such as the golden bell quiz, history lectures, traditional performance shows and raps about integrity. In 2019, ACRC also established a course on anti-corruption and integrity aligned with the official curricula of colleges to help college students have better understanding of anti-corruption laws and systems, and raise their awareness of integrity issues. The anti-corruption and integrity course was taken by a total of 725 students at Pusan National University, Seoul National University and Chungbuk National University.2
The ACRC also implemented an integrity course for the general public. Consisting of an integrity concert, history lectures with the theme of integrity and a talk show on the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, the course was given six times for a total of 1,180 citizens, including the citizen inspector general for South Chungcheong Province, members of the Association for Regional Prosperity in Taebaek City, and those who participated in local integrity festivals.
While some effort has been made to develop educational materials on integrity awareness, it is necessary to accelerate the development of integrity education for more citizens throughout the country. In particular, it is necessary to work with education authorities to strengthen youth education.
Accelerate the development of integrity education content across the country.
Consult with education authorities to strengthen youth education on integrity awareness.
- ACRC, White Paper on National Rights and Interests, p. 1542019
- ACRC, Korea Annual Report 2019, https://www.theioi.org/downloads/228f0/2019%20ACRC%20Annual%20Report.pdf2019
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