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ISSN : 2233-6710(Print)
ISSN : 2384-2121(Online)
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling Vol.4 No.2 pp.247-256

Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis of School Counseling in Korea

Kumlan Yu1, Suhyun Suh2, Sang Min Lee3

1Catholic University of Korea
2Auburn University
3Korea University
Accepted July 31, 2014


Due to “the revised 2004 Elementary and Secondary School Education Act” and “the revised 2011 No Violence inSchools Act”, most schools in Korea currently have a counseling office called the WEE (We + Education + Emotion)Class. In addition, in the majority of school districts, there is a counseling hub called the WEE center. Along with theexpansion of the school counseling profession, a number of issues have arisen from the inside of the field as well asfrom the outside. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats(SWOT analysis) related to counseling in Korean schools. The SWOT analysis implemented in this study specifiedthe aims of school counseling services in Korea and identified the internal and external factors that are favorable andunfavorable to achieving these goals. Finally, a prospect for school counseling in Korea is discussed.

Corresponding Author
Sang Min Lee, Department of Education, College of Education, Korea University,
Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea.