Lifelong learning for elders in Hong Kong: Policy and practice

Siu Ling Maureen TAM

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Hong Kong’s ageing population is growing at an unprecedented rate. Over the past two decades, the government has implemented policies and innovative engagement activities for elders in area including lifelong learning and community participation. This paper aims to discuss conceptual, policy and practical issues relevant to the participation of elders in lifelong learning; examine the role of government, providers and community agencies in developing policy and practice of elder learning set up in 1997, which is marked by the retrocession to China and establishment of the Hong Kong Elderly Commission; investigate new directions in elder learning policy and practice; and finally, identify the needs for future research and policy development of lifelong learning for elders in Hong Kong. Copyright © 2012 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-170
JournalInternational Journal of Lifelong Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


Tam, M. (2012). Lifelong learning for elders in Hong Kong: Policy and practice. International journal of lifelong education, 31(2), 157-170.


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