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Culture matters: Comparing tertiary public relations curricula in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and South Korea

Author(s): Wonjun Chung

Journal: PRism Online PR Journal
ISSN 1448-4404

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1 ;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: public relations | higher education | United States | United Kingdom | South Korea | internationalisation

This study investigated public relations higher education in three countries: the United States (U.S.), the United Kingdom (U.K.), and South Korea. The study examined a relationship between each country’s unique historical and cultural environment and pedagogical approaches to the concept of internationalisation in the field of public relations. A total of 117 college curricula were content analysed (50 from the U.S., 35 from the U.K., and 32 from South Korea). Results indicated ways in which the formation of public relations education in each country varied, and provided some clues to predict the influences of histories, cultures, and media systems on public relations curricula.
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