Extra! Korea

May 2, 2009

Intern teachers forced to go to karaoke room, sexually harassed by senior teachers

Filed under: drinking, gender equality — extrakorea @ 2:21 pm

Three college students were interning at a school’s teaching program. The “singing room” described below is similar to a karaoke bar, except that it’s a small room. Also, keep in mind that Koreans often mistranslate “buttocks” into “hips.”

According to the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education, the four teachers invited the college students to an evening drinking outing on April 6. Later that night, they also suggested them to go to a singing room, which the college students rejected.

Then, the teachers told the college students that they wouldn’t get good grades on their on-the-job-training unless they’d join. At the singing room, the teachers sexually harassed the students that included touching their hips and hugging.

Three days after the incident, the students handed in a letter, detailing the incident and asking the male teachers to be punished.

An official with the provincial educational office said, “Most of the allegations proved to be true. The teachers involved will face stern punishment.”


“Will face stern punishment,” will they? Forgive my skepticism, but I’ll take a wait-and-see attitude, because they won’t be punished if their principal is like this guy.

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