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Kwi-Ok Nah

In: The SAGE Handbook of Outdoor Play and Learning

Chapter 10: The Rise of Outdoor Play and Education Issues in Preschools in South Korea

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The Rise of Outdoor Play and Education Issues in Preschools in South Korea
The Rise of Outdoor Play and Education Issues in Preschools in South Korea
Kwi-Ok Nah
BACKGROUND

The environment of South Korea traditionally has been nature-friendly, consisting of 73.42% of the whole as rural and mountain areas. However, most people in modern times live in dense cities, particularly in communal residences such as apartments, due to the rapid industrialization. Although cities represent 26.58% of the entire territory of South Korea, 91.66% of the entire population lives in cities (MOLIT, 2015). As a result, the cities are organized compactly and do not afford sufficient space for children's play. Children do not have many ...

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