Two researchers from the Korean Institute of Criminology in the Republic of Korea recently visited the Glen Mills Schools to learn about what makes the school an innovative leader in the field.
Research Associate Dr. Seong-Hoon PARK, PhD. Sociology and his colleague Dr. Youngoh Jo, a Research Fellow, toured the school with students Semaj Richards and Michael Beverly on July 25th. During their eight-day research trip in the United States, the pair had already visited a school in Oregon and a trip to two facilities in New York state was also on their itinerary.
Within several years, they hope to implement ideas that they learned here in the United States, including those insights taken from Glen Mills, into a brand new school in their country.
“We are about to launch a private facility in South Korea,” Dr. Jo explained.
During their Glen Mills visit, the pair observed students enjoying hands-on learning in the Barber, Journalism, Dental, Photography, and Graphic Arts and Printing Technology areas.
They then met with Dr. Randy Ireson, the Executive Director of the Glen Mills Schools.
Dr. PARK was impressed with the students he met during the visit and the programs they are involved in here at Glen Mills.
“I liked that the students were free and voluntarily learned their programs, which is very impressive,” Dr. PARK said.
Photo by Glen Mills Photography Lab studenrt Louis Hubbard.