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ERIC Number: EJ882818
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0260-1370
Educational Gerontology in Korea: An Interpretive and Critical Study
Kee, Youngwha
International Journal of Lifelong Education, v29 n1 p93-110 Jan 2010
Wilma Donahue's book in 1955, "Education for Later Maturity", was considered the first major work to identify the educational needs of the aging person. Peterson considers it one of the earliest comprehensive surveys of older learners. However, the idea of educational gerontology was probably first used in 1970 at the University of Michigan, as the title of a doctoral program dealing principally with education and older people. Although America has been the forerunner of educational gerontology, Korea has formed its own model. The purpose of this article is to interpret and criticize Korean educational gerontology in-depth from the following aspects: factors influencing Korea's developing education for senior citizens; the related policy and law issues; practices of implementation; and lastly the distinctive features of Korean educational gerontology, existing problems and suggestions for future development. (Contains 5 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea