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ERIC Number: EJ1154848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-8607
From the Teachings of Confucius to Western Influences: How Adult Education Is Shaped in Taiwan
Wang, Victor C. X.; Farmer, Lesley S. J
International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, v1 n2 Article 4 p29-45 2010
This article reports the results of a study designed to determine whether the teachings of Confucius (liberal and behavioral teaching approaches) or Western teaching approaches (humanistic, progressive, radical and analytic teaching approaches) shaped adult education in Taiwan. Thirty-nine randomly selected adult educators from three premium universities in Taipei responded to a survey about their teaching practices. The same adult educatorswere also interviewed to cross-validate the quantitative findings. Study resultsindicated that, while the Taiwanese adult educators employed Western teaching approaches to some extent, they clung dearly to Confucian methods of instruction, a finding that was consistent with reports in the literature of adult education in Taiwan.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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