Professor Dr. DB (Dae Bong) Kwon
Professor Emeritus of LLL & HRD, Dept. of Education,
College of Education, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea
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ProfileProf. D.B. Kwon has an extensive career in industry, government and school.He served as the 5th President of the KRIVET (Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training), International Policy Advisor for the Government of Bangladesh SEIP (Skills for Employment Investment Program), World Bank Consultant for the Government of Sri Lanka Skills Development Project, Chair of the Major Task Evaluation Committee of the Korean Ministry of Education and HRD, and columnist of Korea Herald Economic Daily Newspaper.He has presented at numerous international conferences including those organized by UNESCO, World Bank, German Federal Ministry of Education and Culture with OECD, Asian Productivity Organization, Stanford University, the University of British Columbia, Nagoya University, Hokkaido University, Zhejiang University, University Putra Malaysia, Philippines Normal University with ASEM LLL Hub, and the International Institute for Trade and Development in Thailand.He began his career in industries to work at Ssangyong in Seoul, Amman, and Hong Kong after earning BA from Korea University.He changed his career after getting MA and PhD from Michigan State University in USA, where he began his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Educational Administration and Evaluator for the Kellogg Leadership and Local Government Education Project in Michigan.Upon returning home, he taught at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, and Kookmin University, while consulting for industries.He then spent his long academic career at Korea University where he worked as Director of Educational Research Institute, Director of Continuing Education Institute, Dean of College of Education, and Dean of Graduate School of Education.Currently he is an Advisor of Korean Association of HRD where he served as Founding President. He also served as the 23rd President of Korean Society for the Study of Lifelong Education, and Founding President of the Seoul Lifelong Education Coalition.
Mar. 2018-: Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Education, College of Education, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Sep. 2011- Feb. 2018: Professor, Dept. of Education, College of Education, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Sep. 2008- Sep. 2011: The 5th President, Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education & Training (KRIVET), A National Think Tank within the Korea Research Council for Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Office of the Prime Minister, Republic of Korea
Apr. 2006-Feb. 2007: Visiting Professor, Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education & Training, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mar. 1995-Sep.2008: Assistant Prof., Associate Prof., Professor, Dept. of Education, College of Education, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Jan.2008- Sep.2008 Director, Institute of Educational Research
Feb.2005- Mar. 2006: Dean, College of Education
Feb. 2004- Mar.2006: Dean, Graduate School of Education
Feb.2002-Jan.2004: Director, Institute for Continuing Education
Aug. 1999- July 2001: Chair, Dept. of Education, College of Education
March 1997- Feb. 1999: Associate Dean, College of Education
Feb. 2001: Founding Chair of Lifelong Education Major,
Graduate School of Education
Nov. 1995: Founding Chair of Corporate Education Major,
Graduate School of Education
Aug.1995-July 1997: Chair, Teacher Education Program
Sep. 1993- Feb. 1995: Full-time Instructor, Division of Cultural Education,
Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea
Sept. 1991- Aug. 1993: Instructor, College of Education,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
June 1991- Aug. 1991: Founding Director, Visiting International Professional Program, International Studies and Programs, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Jan. 1990- June 1991: Assistant Professor, College of Education, Michigan State University
Aug. 1977- Sep. 1985: Ssangyong Business Group, Seoul, Korea
Ph.D. (Adult & Continuing Education) Michigan State University, 1989
MA (Adult & Continuing Education) Michigan State University, 1987
BA (Education) Korea University, 1978
Publication(English Version only):
Kwon, D.B. (2016), Student mobility in Korean higher education: trends and issues. Internationalizing Higher Education in Korea: Challenges and Opportunities Comparative Perspective, Edited by Oh, Y.C., G.W.Shin, and Rennie J. Moon. THE WALTER H. SHORENSTEIN ASIA-PACIFIC RESERCH CENTER & FREEMAN SPOGLI INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, Stanford University pp.51-70.
Kwon, D. B., & Kim, J. J. (2015). Global changes and HRD issues, Journal of HRD, Vol.18(2). Korean Association of HRD, Pp.131-152.
Kwon, D. B. & Cho Daeyeon (2011). Overview of lifelong learning policies and systems. In K Ruvenson(Ed.), Adult Education and Education(Pp. 180-185). Oxford, UK: ELSEVIER.
Cho, D. Y., & Kwon, D. B. (2005). Self-directed learning as an antecedent of organizational commitment: A Korean study. International Journal of Training & Development, Blackwell Publishing. pp. 140-152.
Park, J. H., & Kwon, D. B. (2004). Employees perceived work environment and self-directed learning readiness in Korean companies. Human Resource Development International, 7(2). pp. 333-350
Cho, D. Y., & Kwon, D. B. (2004). Determining content of induction programs to improve instructional performance: A case in Seoul, Korea. The Journal of Alberta Educational Research, 50 (2). pp.189-199.
Kwon Dae-Bong (2003). Globalization for Secondary Education in the Republic of Korea. Nagoya Journal of Education and Human Development. Nagoya National University. Nagoya, Japan.
Cho, D. Y., & Kwon, D. B. (2002). Toward an effective mentoring program planning by using needs assessment: For elementary school teachers in Seoul, Korea.(ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED467753).
Kwon Dae-Bong (Jan, 1993). Community Involvement of an American Community College. The Journal of Education Research, Vol 5. Research Institute of Education, Korea University, pp. 113-138.
Rowan Brian, Kwon Dae-Bong, Hickey Howard (May, 1991) A Phase I Evaluation of the Kellogg Leadership and Local Government Education project: A Study of Project's Context and Early Implementation, Michigan State, East Lansing, MI. USA. 33 pp.
Kwon Dae-Bong (Dec., 1991). Evaluation the Education in Industry: A Cost-Benefit Analysis Approach for Corporate Educators, The Journal of Education, Vol.21, Graduate School of Education, Korea University, pp. 97-104.
Kwon Dae-Bong, Hickey Howard (Dec., 1991). Training and Cultural Learning Imbalance Between the United States and Japan, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Vol.2, No.4, Winter 1991. pp.391-395.
Schwille, J,. T.O.Eisemon, F.Ukobizoba, D. Kwon & R. Prouty. (Jan., 1991). Is Grade Repetition Always Wasteful? : New Data and Unanswered Questions. BRIDGES RESEARCH REPORT SERIES No.7: Harvard Institute for International Development & Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. 21pp.
Kwon, Dae-Bong (Dec., 1990). Individual, Institutional and Community Benefits of a State Partnership in Adult Education. Option. Vol.5. No.2. pp. 10-12.
International Research Talk (English Version only):
Kwon, DaeBong (2017.07). Economic Development and Human Resource Development in Korea, Panel Speech at the Session VII, Future Education for Trade and Investment, Linking Trade and Development Regional Forum 2017: Linking Trade and Development For Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development (2017.7.25.), Pullman King Power Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
- Professional competencies of community based lifelong educator and corporation based lifelong educator for sustainable learning communities, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN AND ASIAN RESEARCHERS AND EDUCATORS ON LIFELONG LEARNING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (I-CEARE 2017), Philippines Normal University with ASEM LLL HUB, May 12-14, 2017 Boracay Island, Philippines
Keynote Speech, Changing Trends in Work and Skills, KRIVET Asia Pacific TVET Experts Workshop, TVET for Sustainable Development and Youth Employability October 25-26, 2016 , Yuseong Libera Hotel, daejun, Korea
Keynote Speech, Future Directions and Challenges of Career Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Global Education Forum 2016 organized by Daegyo Foundation, August 18, 2016 Daegyo Tower, Seoul, Korea.
Track B Human Resources Management from Global Corporations
Moderator Daebong Kwon Professor of Education and HRD, Korea University
Creative Confidence: Designing an Engaging Workplace Detail
Speaker Diana Rhoten Associate Partner, IDEO
Search Inside Yourself Detail
Speaker Marc Lesser CEO, Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
Global HR Forum 2015, “Diverse Talent, Changing Societies”, November 1(Wed)~3(Thu), 2015, Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, Seoul, Korea
Keynote Speech, “Global Change and Its Influence on HRD Practices”, Professional Educators as Global Leaders, The 3rd International Conference on Educational Research and Practice organized by
Universiti Putra Malaysia Faculty of Educational Studies. August 25-26, 2015, Everly Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Chair, 2015 KRIVET International Forum Technical Vocational Education and Training and Social Development. The 10th Anniversary of the Global HR Forum organized by KRIVET Ministry of Education The Korea Economic Daily, May 18, 2015, Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Korea.
“Programs to Develop an International Student Body and Faculty”.The 7th Annual Koret workshop The Internationalization of Korea Higher Education: Achievements, Challenges, and Future Directions organized by Stanford University Shorenstein APARC Feb.27, 2015, Bechtel Conference Center, Enica Hall, Stanford University, USA.
Key note Speech. “Lessons for Corporate HRD from Public Leadership Programs”, The 13th International Conference of the Asia Chapter of AHRD (Academy of Human Resource Development) Exploring Leadership from a Human Resource Development, Nov.12-14, 2014, Hotel Prima, Seoul, Korea.
Competency-based Society Where Challengers Can Succeed
Chair: Daebong Kwon Professor of Education and HRD, Korea University
Speakers: Halil Dundar Lead Education Specialist, The World Bank
Sunggil Kim Chairman, Daesung Heavy Industries Co.,Ltd.
Discussants: Sangjoon Lee President & CEO, Hotel Prima, Wonshul Shim Dean & Professor, College of Business and Economics, Hanyang University, Xiaoyan Liang Senior Education Specialist, World Bank. Global HR Forum 2014, Theme: Human Resources for Trust and Integration, November 4(Tue) to 6(Thu), 2014, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea.
“Building a demand driven skills development system: employers’ involvement”, South Asia Regional Conclave on Skills Development: Building a Demand-Driven Skills Development System organized by the World Bank, June 13-14, 2013, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, India
“Building a demand driven skills development system: Strategies to effective coordination and implementation”, South Asia Regional Conclave on Skills Development: Building a Demand-Driven Skills Development System organized by the World Bank, June 13-14, 2013, The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi, India
“The relationship among Principal leadership style, Teacher’s organizational culture and School satisfaction.” International Conference on Teachers and School Administrators: Demand-Supply and Monitoring Policies (InCoTSA), University of Malaya Consultancy Unit. June 10-12, 2013.
UNESCO Entrepreneurial Education Chair: Dae-Bong Kwon, Professor, Korea University
Role of Governments: Syahira Hamidon, Senior Principal Assistant Secretary, Research and Development Division, Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia ;Role of Education Institutions: Satyajit Majumdar, Tata Institute of Social Science and General Secretary of the Society of Entrepreneurship Educators, India ; Role of International Organizations: Mae Chu Chang, Head, Human Development Sector, World Bank, Indonesia Co-organized byUNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok, Thailand, Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, , Zhejiang University, Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics (ZJTIE) 27 March 2013 Zhejiang Hotel, Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China
Discussant, Special Session I - "The Social Challenge of Job Creation",
[Moderator] Jongtae Choi, Chairman, Economic and Social Development Commission [Speakers] Takao Kato, Professor of Economics, Colgate Univ. Mmantsetsa Marope, Director, Division for Basic to Higher Education and Leaning, UNESCO, Jaewoo Ryoo, Professor of Economics, Kookmin Univ.
[Discussant] Daebong Kwon, Professor of HR Development and Lifelong Education, Korea Univ. Global HR Forum 2012 BETTER EDUCATION, THE BEST WELFARE, Oct.23-25, 2012 Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Korean Government Policies on Entrepreneurship Education, UNESCO-APEID Meeting on Entrepreneurship Education. Co-organized by UNESCO ASIA PACIFIC and Zhejiang University, Zhejiang Narada Grand Hotel, Hangzhou, China (June 11-12, 2012).
The Education Hedge and Recovery from Crisis. Stanford University Center for International Development. Gunn Building, Stanford, USA (Dec. 6, 2011).
Workforce Development Strategies for International Cooperation and Joint Growth(Chair; speakers are Jee Peng Tan of the World Bank, Birgit Thomann of the German BIBB)in Track C " Creating Jobs and Developing Vocational Skills) in Smart Education: Reinventing the future, the Global HR Forum 2011 co-organized by the Korean Ministry of Education Science & Technology, Korean Economic Daily Newspaper, and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea (Nov.1- 3, 2011)
Sharing Korea’s Experience towards Capacity Building of Africa’s TVET System. Chair, country reports), KRIVET-AFRICA Experts Workshop. Malawi (Yusuf Alide), Zambia (Patrick Nkanza), Botswana (Matthews Lebogang Phiri), D.R. Congo (Eddy Ekofo Djibanza), Namibia (Muvatera Ndjoze-Siririka). Shraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea (October 31-November 3, 2011).
Future Skills Needs for Diffusion of Green Technology(Chair: Speakers are Wendi J. Howell of Ohio State U, Margarita Pavlova of Griffith University, Australia, Gyu-hee Hwang of KRIVET, Hong-Tak Lim of Jeju National University) GREEN KOREA 2011, Green Growth: Challange, Strategy, and Cooperation. Seoul Chamber of the Commerce (Sep. 15, 2011.)
Skill and education to support innovation (Discussant), Conference on East Asian Development by The World Bank, Orchard hotel, Singapore (March 21- March 22, 2011.)
Preparing for the future: are today’s policies anticipating the future of labor market demand? (with Peijun Liu, China; Sharda Prasad, India; Frederico Lamego de Teixeira Soares, Brazil; and Jee-Peng Tan, the World Bank), HDN(Human Development Network) FORUM, The World Bank, Washington D.C.,USA(Feb 28- March 2, 2011.)
TVET (Technical Vocational Education& Training) in Korea: A history of challenges and responses and the way forward, “Skills/TVET Community Learning Series Sponsored by Human Development Network- Education of The World Bank, Washington D.C., USA (Feb 24, 2011.)
Post-secondary vocational education and training in a changing and challenging policy landscape, Opening and closing remarks of the OECD-KRIVET (Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training) joint research conference. OECD, Paris, France (Nov. 17, 2010)
Open and ready for tomorrow, Opening remarks of the Global HR Forum 2009 co-organized by the Korean Ministry of Education Science & Technology, Korean Economic Daily Newspaper, and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea (Oct. 26~28, 2010)
Direction of technical and vocational education and training for green growth, Keynote speech at the 14th UNESCO-APEID(Asia and Pacific Programme of Educational Innovation for Development) International Conference- Education for Human Resource Development, Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand (Oct. 21-23, 2010)
Mutual exchange of Indonesian and Korean experiences in vocational training, Opening remarks of the vocational training seminar co-organized by the KRIVET and Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration. Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia (p.m. Oct. 14, 2010)
Experience in vocational education and collaboration between Korea and Indonesia, Opening remarks of the Vocational Education Seminar co-organized by the KRIVET and Indonesian Ministry of Education. Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia (a.m. Oct. 14, 2010)
Introduction to the KRIVET-OECD project: Post-secondary vocational education and training in OECD and Korea. At the 5th meeting of the group of national experts on VET organized by the German Federal Ministry of Education with OECD, Leipzig, Germany (Sep. 27-28, 2010)
Creative education for all, Opening remarks of the Global HR Forum 2009 co-organized by the Korean Ministry of Education Science & Technology, Korean Economic Daily Newspaper, and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea (Nov.3~5, 2009)
Sharing Korean experience with Vietnam in TVET and qualification system, “Focused on effects of TVET & qualification system to Korean economic development. Opening remarks of the Vocational Education and Training Workshop co-organized by the KRIVET and Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training, Daewoo Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam (Oct. 23, 2009)
Economic Development and Vocational Training –Sharing experience and cooperation between Korea and Vietnam, Opening remarks of the Vocational Competency Development Forum co-organized by the Korea Research Institute and Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social affairs, National Convention Center, Hanoi, Vietnam (Oct. 22, 2009)
Creative talents for global collaboration, Opening remarks of the Global HR Forum 2008 co-organized by the Korean Ministry of Education Science & Technology, Korean Economic Daily Newspaper, and Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Grand Intercontinental, Seoul, Korea (Nov.4~6, 2008)
Lifelong learning & HRD, The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and The Thailand Productivity Institute (FTPI) Joint International Forum on “Global Views and Applications of Human Capital Development in Consistent with Sufficiency Economy Philosophy towards Sustainable Enterprises”, Dusit Thani Hall, Dusit THani, Bangkok, Thailand. (Feb. 23~25, 2008.)
Whether or not higher education is currently an active participant in building the lifelong learning society in Korea? The Republic of Korea Ministry of Education and HRD. Global HR Forum 2007, Grand Intercontinental, Seoul, Korea (Oct 23~25, 2007)
Issues and trends of corporate HRD in the Republic of Korea. The first CHET Seminar. Centre for Policy Studies in Higher Education and Training, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (Jan 25, 2007)
Self-directed learning readiness and organizational commitment in Korea business settings, (Co-presented with Cho, D.Y & Kwon, S. H) Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Mar.1~2, 2003)
Self-directed learning readiness and interpersonal skills within teamwork situation in a Korea life insurance company (co-presented with Cho, D.Y & Park, Y. H.) The Academy of Human Resource Develop International Conference, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Mar.1~2, 2003)
Globalization for Secondary Education in the Republic of Korea International Conference on Secondary Education: Issues and Reform, Nagoya National University, Nagoya, Japan (June 19-20, 2002)
Toward an Effective Mentoring Program Planning by Using Needs Assessment: For New Elementary Teachers in Seoul, Korea (co-presented with Cho, D. Y.), American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (April 1-5, 2002)
Transformation of Enterprises as Adult Learning Organizations: A Case Study of the Samsung Life Insurance Learning Management System in Korea. OECD-KRIVET International Conference on Adult Learning Policies. Seoul, Korea (December 5-7, 2001)
"Training in Korea” at the “Training in Asia" Session, American Society for Training and Development, Atlanta, USA (May 22-30, 1999)
Globalization Strategy toward the 21st Century for Korean Private Secondary Schools (20th Congress of PAPE, Seoul, Korea Oct. 13, 1998)
Human Resource Development
International Comparative Education
Professional Organization Memberships:
Mar. 2007-present: Advisor, Korean Association of HRD
May 2004- Feb 2006: President, Korean Society for the Study of Lifelong Education
Mar. 2003- Mar.2005: President, Seoul lifelong Education Coalition
Nov.2002-Nov.2004: Director, Korean Society for the Study of Education
Dec.2001- Dec.2003: Editorial Advisory Board, HRDI, Academy of HRD
Mar. 1998- Mar. 2002: President, Korean Association of HRD
May 1989: Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars
May 1987: Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
May 1987: Phi Delta Kappa Professional Fraternity in Education