AMERICUS (Oct. 17, 2012)—In connection with next week’s RCI Summit and the 25th anniversary of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI), RCI-Korea will lead a convocation Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Performance Hall. 

RCI-Korea to lead talk on state of caregiving in South Korea

AMERICUS (Oct. 17, 2012)—In connection with next week’s RCI Summit and the 25th anniversary of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI), RCI-Korea will lead a convocation Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Performance Hall. The topics covered will be the “Present State of Caregiving for the Elderly in South Korea,” and “Migrant Women and Caregiving in South Korea: A Socio-cultural Approach.”

Yun-Jung Kim, Ph.D., will lead the discussion on the state of caregiving in Korea. Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Social Welfare at the Cyber University of Korea (CUK). She has served as a research fellow at RCI-Korea since it was established in 2010. Kim’s research interests are child care policy and women's work/family reconciliation.

Kyungjin Cho, Ph.D., will lead the second discussion on migrant women. Cho is an associate professor in the Department of Cultural Contents at CUK and a research fellow at RCI-Korea. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, Cho has published various articles on development in Latin America and recently has ventured into the field of medical anthropology to study cultural implications of developmental disorders in Korea and cross-cultural issues in caregiving.

The Rosalynn Carter Institute-Korea was established March 22, 2010 at CUK in Seoul, South Korea when former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and GSW President Kendall Blanchard Ph.D. signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) officially creating it. The collaboration between CUK and GSW falls under the umbrella of a general exchange agreement entered into in April 2009 in Seoul, Korea.

The purpose of the partnership between GSW and CUK is to develop a college-level, credit-bearing caregiving curriculum that is delivered on-line both in English and Korean. The courses are relevant to the fundamental themes of Korean culture and the issues of everyday life in Korea.

For more information regarding the convocation or RCI-Korea, please call (229) 931-1234 or visit www.rosalynncarter.org.

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