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Article: Later life learning experience among Chinese elderly in Hong Kong

TitleLater life learning experience among Chinese elderly in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChinese elderly
Hong Kong
Later life learning
Issue Date2006
PublisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/GGE
Citation
Gerontology And Geriatrics Education, 2006, v. 26 n. 2, p. 1-15 How to Cite?
AbstractIn a world with increasing numbers of older adults and a world wide emphasis placed on lifelong learning, it is crucial to examine and formulate appropriate policy for learning in later life (LLL). Hong Kong has a rapidly aging population, which is projected to double within the next 25 years. However, lifelong learning for the elderly has yet to be fully developed. This article reports the findings of 2 surveys: one on the LLL experience among 190 Chinese elderly in Hong Kong and another on the experiences of 9 center directors in running courses for the elderly. We found that Chinese older persons generally learn for expressive motivation rather than instrumental motivation, although those with higher educational attainment take LLL for both instrumental and expressive motivation. This finding is consistent with those obtained with American populations. Practical courses such as languages and health-related topics were found to be the most popular; and Nearly a quarter (27%) of the respondents (in particular those who are well educated) expressed interest in peer teaching. The findings are important to understand LLL in the Chinese population and assist in the formulation of an appropriate LLL policy in Hong Kong. These findings also serve as a comparison for other countries trying to provide continuing education opportunities for its older citizens. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88260
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.440
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dc.contributor.authorLeung, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLui, YHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChi, Ien_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationGerontology And Geriatrics Education, 2006, v. 26 n. 2, p. 1-15en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0270-1960en_HK
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dc.description.abstractIn a world with increasing numbers of older adults and a world wide emphasis placed on lifelong learning, it is crucial to examine and formulate appropriate policy for learning in later life (LLL). Hong Kong has a rapidly aging population, which is projected to double within the next 25 years. However, lifelong learning for the elderly has yet to be fully developed. This article reports the findings of 2 surveys: one on the LLL experience among 190 Chinese elderly in Hong Kong and another on the experiences of 9 center directors in running courses for the elderly. We found that Chinese older persons generally learn for expressive motivation rather than instrumental motivation, although those with higher educational attainment take LLL for both instrumental and expressive motivation. This finding is consistent with those obtained with American populations. Practical courses such as languages and health-related topics were found to be the most popular; and Nearly a quarter (27%) of the respondents (in particular those who are well educated) expressed interest in peer teaching. The findings are important to understand LLL in the Chinese population and assist in the formulation of an appropriate LLL policy in Hong Kong. These findings also serve as a comparison for other countries trying to provide continuing education opportunities for its older citizens. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHaworth Press, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.haworthpress.com/web/GGEen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofGerontology and Geriatrics Educationen_HK
dc.rightsGerontology & Geriatrics Education. Copyright © Haworth Press, Inc.en_HK
dc.subjectChinese elderlyen_HK
dc.subjectHong Kongen_HK
dc.subjectLater life learningen_HK
dc.titleLater life learning experience among Chinese elderly in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1300/J021v26n02_01en_HK
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