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Findsen, Brian – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2017
This article investigates the engagement of universities in older adult education in the specific context of Aotearoa New Zealand. Initially, the broader context of the tertiary education system and the place of universities within it are explained. Not unexpectedly adult education, and particularly older adult education, exists only on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Adult Education, Adult Educators
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Lee, Ya-hui – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2015
The lifelong learning concept of "never too late to learn" advocated by Confucius has gradually become rooted in the lives of Taiwanese adults and seniors. In response to the impact of population ageing and low fertility rates, numerous elementary schools, junior high schools, and universities have allocated resources and space to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Adult Education, Older Adults
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Chung, Hsiu-Ying; Lee, Gwo-Guang; Liu, Shih-Hwa – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2014
The work quality of public servants direct affects a country's administrative performance, and the Taiwan government has recently invested a considerable amount of funds in constructing e-government learning platforms and developing digital courses to provide all public servants with sufficient on-the-job training and enhance the quality of human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Adult Education, Educational Technology
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Chang, Dian-Fu; Wu, Ming-Lieh; Lin, Sung-Po – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2012
This study examines the nature of adult engagement in lifelong learning in Taiwan. Previous studies have shown that gender and socioeconomic status (SES) are key variables related to equal access to education. Are these variables related to adults' engagement in lifelong learning in a specific country? This study analysed data from a survey of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Learning, Lifelong Learning, Adult Students
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Lai, Horng-Ji; Wu, Ming-Lieh; Li, Ai-Tzu – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2011
This study investigated the informal learning experiences expressed by Taiwanese adults (aged from 16 to 97) and examined their involvement related to selected socio-demographic characteristics. Data of the 2008 Adult Education Participation Survey in Taiwan and Fujian Area were used to look at different variables of adults' demographic…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Background