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ERIC Number: ED401416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Senior Citizen Education in Korea: Current Status and Demands.
Hong, Ki-hyung
The education of senior citizens in South Korea should center on educational programs that develop their consciousness and help them to reestablish their status and role in the family and society. In Korea, any individual or group interested in senior education can initiate programs regardless of place and equipment. They can set the policy and choose learning materials, instructors, and establish the time schedule. According to a 1996 report, the total number of senior citizen schools is 426, and the number of students is 41,151. Purposes and content of senior citizen schools vary according to the backgrounds of the groups involved. They may focus on the issue of the marginalization of aged persons, or they may aim to enhance respect for aged persons as well as the propagation of their religious values. Content may include the following: community activities, domestic and international issues, government activities, guidance of youth, liberal education, health management, recreation, and religious learning. Tasks of senior citizen education in Korea can be divided into two areas: social welfare and individual development. Future directions and tasks of senior citizen education are as follows: redirect its purposes, base content and process on solid research findings, expand financial resources, develop programs to meet needs and interests, and focus on preparation for and enjoyment of later life. (Contains 10 references.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea