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ERIC Number: EJ1065879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Intergenerational Learning (Between Generation X & Y) in Learning Families: A Narrative Inquiry
Ho, C. Y. Cherri
International Education Studies, v3 n4 p59-72 Nov 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine intergenerational learning behaviour within ten Hong Kong families between Generation X parents and their Generation Y children. It tries to investigate intergenerational knowledge exchange, identify the characteristics of learning behaviour and culture in their "learning families". A narrative inquiry approach is adopted asking participants to recall and tell stories describing their personal intergenerational learning experiences. Results indicate that 80% of the participants thought their family is a 'learning family', and intergenerational family learning is happy experience and can be bi-directional. A positive family learning culture facilitates intergenerational learning especially in the Generation Y ? X direction. Learning methodology differs between the two generations due to societal changes and differences in their upbringing. A conceptual framework of intergenerational family learning in relation to lifelong learning is developed. The government and public should re-define teaching and learning practise and promote intergenerational learning even in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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