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ERIC Number: EJ1126333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-9714
University Continuing Education for Lifelong Learning in Korea
Lee, Haejoo
Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, v14 n2 p190-202 Nov 2008
Lifelong education achieves its goals when it improves people's quality of life and when it brings social cohesion and development. University continuing education (UCE) has contributed to the expansion of higher education opportunities in terms of its quantity. However, we have to look further than sheer volume of activity. Original ideals of lifelong education are declining these days due to changes in society and in learners, and because of the commercialisation of UCE. Furthermore, UCE has some problems in actualising lifelong learning society. This paper offers a critical overview of Korean university continuing education. To analyse this system, the characteristics of participants, factors that influence participation in UCE and their effects on learning given the current status of UCE in Korea are examined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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