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ERIC Number: EJ1006468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Post-Secondary Education Development in South East Asia: A Model for Curriculum Development in Continuing Education
MacKinnon, Allan
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v58 n4 p600-613 Win 2012
This article presents a model for continuing education that emanated from the author's involvement in the Participatory Action Research (PAR) component of Simon Fraser University's Adult Education for Economic Development (AEED) Project, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project's goal was to develop new centers for continuing education at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) in Cambodia and the National University of Laos (NUOL) in Lao People's Democratic Republic, with assistance and mentorship from the Centre for Continuing Education at Chulalongkorn University (Chula) in Thailand. This article includes a discussion and illustration of continuing education based on four dimensions: lifelong learning, outreach, applied and integrated studies, and informal learning environments. The PAR is discussed in terms of how the partnerships emerged in the project, together with a systemic, ecological analysis of continuing education.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; Cambodia; Laos; Thailand