This paper is planned to explore the desirable direction for the culture reading education in university and the useful value and its plan of sino-Korean prose works as a material for the culture reading education in university.
The current status of university has been seriously weakened, in accordance with the alteration in social-economic conditions; also, in the cultural education, the numerous transformations have been executed according to the requirements from the nation, society, and enterprises. Under the critical mind about what direction the culture reading education in university in this state should be aiming at and what text and how we should educate, this paper focused on the sino-Korean prose works.
All the sino-Korean prose works, such as nonsul-ryu (論說類), seobal-ryu (序跋類), seogan-ryu (書簡類), juui-ryu (奏議類), etc., are the texts that fulfilled a certain role and functions in the contemporary political, social, and cultural contexts and accurately reflected the contemporary social aspect, which have a high value as the cultural education material in that we could grasp the contemporary environment and context, interpret the text based on this, and induce an active and critical reading training deriving the reverse meanings which functioned actually in contemporary reality.
In this paper, the cultural reading class model was suggested by using 「Sa-ho-jo-cham-ui-so (辭戶曹參議疏)」, an appealing text of Kim Chang-hyeop as the materials. First of all, in order to analyze 「Sa-ho-jo-cham-ui-so」 considering the stylistic traits of an appealing text and a preface and the background and context for each work, the text was precisely analyzed and based on this, the cultural reading class model was presented in which the two texts were adopted as a material.
Through this, we could examine whether or not the critical reading training to grasp the background, context, writing form, and structure of the texts and to actively apply this to the analysis, would be possible when utilizing the sino-Korean prose works as the material of cultural reading class. In addition, we established that such class model could be the opportunity to awake the essence of cultural reading education in university which could foster the critical intellect which would not be swept by the printing types overflowing in all areas, including the modern politics, society, and press, as well as classics.