Il Chyun Kwak
|Il Chyun Kwak|
|Born||20 December 1955|
|🏳️ Nationality||South Korea|
|🏫 Education||University of East Anglia|
Il Chyun Kwak (born 20 December 1955 in Seoul, South Korea) is a former principal of Seoul Digitech High School, and an academic administrator with a career background in environmental policy and management.
Kwak previously served as an officer of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and the UN Commission on Sustainable Development.
Kwak came to public attention as the only high school leader choosing the South Korean government-issued Korean history textbook as an additional option to two other privately-published Korean history textbooks that were already in use. He also gave the Sixth Seoul Digitech High School Regular Concert on 6 December 2017 together with the Eighth United States Army Korea Band to address special appreciation for the United States Forces Korea.
During Kwak's time as principal of Seoul Digitech High School, the school received a special recommendation from the Small and Medium Business Administration and was invited to the Blue House by the Moon Jae-in administration for consistently maintaining outstanding post-graduation employment rate of 77%.
- "'조희연 기다려라 내가간다' 곽일천, 서울시교육감 출마". 미래한국 (in 한국어). 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- "'대한민국 교과서 정상화' 의로운 투쟁 곽일천 前 서울디지텍고 교장, 조희연에 도전장". 뉴데일리 (in 한국어). Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- "'전교조가 국정교과서 사용 막아… 학교 선택 방해 땐 모든 법적 조치'" (in 한국어). Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- "미군 군악대·서울디지텍고, '자유'를 연주하다". 뉴데일리 (in 한국어). Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- "서울디지텍고등학교 6일, 미8군 군악대와 함께하는 제6회 정기연주회 성료". 블루투데이 (in 한국어). Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- "대통령이 알아주는 일자리 우수학교 '서울디지텍고'". 미래한국 (in 한국어). 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- "곽일천". 다음 백과 (in 한국어). Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- "[인사] 한국일보 주간한국 에디터 韓基奉 外". Daum News (in 한국어). 2009-01-03. Retrieved 2018-04-02.
- Seoul Digitech High School
- Kirk, Donald (22 October 2015). "Op-ed: A textbook war divides South Korea". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
- the Sixth Seoul Digitech High School Regular Concert
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