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ERIC Number: ED411880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 14
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Lifelong Learning in a Developed and a Developing Economy.
Beaupre, Charles
Comparing the evolution of lifelong learning in Chinese Taipei and Vietnam, this paper describes cultural, political, and economic factors influencing approaches and attitudes towards the lifelong learning movement and makes projections for the future. Following a description of sources used, including informal interviews with 50 adult learners in Hanoi and 50 in Taipei, the evolution of lifelong learning in Chinese Taipei is discussed. This section outlines the movement of lifelong learning from an original mixture of political doctrine and Confucian humanism to the present mixture of private sector development programs and social education programs. Projections for the future of education in Chinese Taipei are then made, highlighting the effects of democratization, labor market needs, and the importance of education in Confucian morality. The evolution of lifelong learning in Vietnam is then discussed, reviewing the country's past attempts to eliminate illiteracy, increase the levels of schooling, and improve the working skills of the population. Present efforts to establish a complementary educational system with a curriculum ranging from the consolidation of reading and writing skills to preparation for post-secondary studies are then described, and projections for the future of lifelong learning in Vietnam are presented. Finally, differences between the two countries' social, political, and economic development are reviewed and the common thread of the Confucian learning ethic is discussed. Contains 19 references. (TGI)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan (Taipei); Vietnam