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ERIC Number: ED411881
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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An Empirical Framework for Implementing Lifelong Learning Systems.
Law, Song Seng; Low, Sock Hwee
Based on a literature review of factors that affect the provision of learning opportunities for adults and the experiences of Singapore's Institute of Technical Education (ITE), this paper proposes an empirical framework for developing and implementing lifelong learning systems. Following an introduction, the theoretical foundation for the framework is discussed, indicating that it takes into account environmental factors affecting education and the characteristics of adult learners. Ten strategies for developing lifelong learning programs are then presented, addressing the following three areas: (1) environmental factors, including maintaining an active partnership between government, employers, and unions and developing effective evaluation systems; (2) adult learners' extrinsic motivating factors, stressing the importance of program accessibility and affordability, properly trained teachers, relevance to the workplace, and financial incentives; and (3) adult learners' intrinsic motivating factors, including ensuring program accreditation, providing avenues for progression, and promoting the benefits of the program. Finally, outcomes for these 10 ten strategies are presented based on an evaluation of their application in 3 ITE training programs: Basic Education for Skills Training, Modular Skills Training, and the Certified On-the-Job Training Centre. This section indicates that the government-employer-union partnership, program affordability, accessibility, and accreditation were key strategies in all three programs. Contains 24 references. (BCY)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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