Analysis of Priorities for Affirmative Action Policy Measures in Education

Ji-Hyun Jang
Keywords: AHP, affirmative action, education policy. ,


The aim of this study is to identify priorities among the policy measures for affirmative action in the field of education by means of consulting ten Korean education administration experts, and thereby to obtain valuable information to assist policymaking in the field of education. For this purpose, the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method of analysis was employed. The findings show that education administration experts in Korea believe that the affirmative action policy should be widely applied in universities. In addition, in terms of policy measures it is appropriate for universities to use the admission quota system, but it is recognized that for elementary and middle-school students financial support is more important.