Title : Postage Stamp Commemorating the Centennial of Modern Woman's Education in Korea
Stamp Serial#
1432 
KPC#
C-1095 
MICHEL#
1456 
StanGib#
1725 
Scott#
1468 
Date of Issue
05/31/1986 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
70 won 
Design
Women and Equality 
Designer
Kim,Keel-tong 
Image Area
38mm*26mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The year 1986, marks the centennial of modern women's education in Korea. Modern educational ideas were introduced to Korea a little more than a century ago, when it began to open its door and receive culture and institutions. This affected not only men but also women, who had until then been educated only at home.

On May 31,1886, Mrs. Mary F. Scranton, an american Methodist missionary, started a girls' school called "Ehwa-hakdang" with just one student, giving birth to formal woman education in our country. Ehwa-hakdang was soon followed by a number of other girls' schools founded by private individuals throughout the country. It was in 1908 that the government enacted the girls' high school act. The first law of education for women, and established Hanseong girls'high school, ushering in the dawn of woman education in our country. The number of females receiving formal education increased year after year.

The foundation for higher education for women was provided in 1901, when a college division was established in Ehwa-hakdang. The woman education of our country has come a long way, and as a result the status of women has also repidly improved.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in commemoration of the centennial of modern woman education in our country, and also in hopes of a better future for the woman education of Korea. The postage stamp is designed with the themes of a book, and a pair of scales, symbolizing education and equality of man and woman.