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ERIC Number: EJ811085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Asian Lifelong Learning in the Context of a Global Knowledge Economy: A Task Re-Visited
Han, Soonghee
Asia Pacific Education Review, v8 n3 p478-486 Dec 2007
This article revisits and reinterprets my previous paper. It is a snapshot of the lifelong learning system building in selected Asian countries, reflected in the mirror of the Asian Financial Crisis in the 1997s and the aftermath of that event. I reconsidered the arguments (1) the economic recession had delivered a global dimension of lifelong learning to the reshaping of the local education system beyond local attributes; (2) and that the divergent tradition of adult education in this context was to meet the global market standards. Additionally, (3) I tried to further the discussion about the relationship between global forces and the lifelong learning system in the context of a knowledge economy, but with a number of different approaches. I argued that the lifelong learning system under the global forces of capitalism, as per the Asian experience in the 2000s, can be a "part" of a knowledge economy itself, not a tool of it, and in this sense, a knowledge economy sets the conditions of a lifelong learning system as an embryo of its attributes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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