ERIC Number: ED504051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Is University Education a Golden Key for a Happy Life?
This article explores what the ultimate purpose of university education is, and whether a university is indeed a golden key for a happy life. Two research questions are addressed as follows: for what the young study in a university?; and a university, is it a golden key for happiness? To defend the research questions systematically, the author uses a descriptive content analysis method with a cross cultural approach. The first research question is discussed from three perspectives: teleological, ontological, and pragmatic. And the second research question is focused on a positive role of university education from standpoints of individual, social, and national. As the result of this study, the author evaluates university education as a significant determinant which provides not only opportunities and rewards to pursue utility and to cultivate oneself for an individual, but also chances and benefits to promote culture, economy, and national competitiveness for a society and a state. Focusing on the positive side of university education, the author judges that a university may be a golden key to open the triple doors, namely, individual happiness, social welfare, and national prosperity.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea