Lifelong learning for older adults: Culture and confucianism

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Abstract

The chapter examines culture and learning with regard to contemporary views and theories that contribute to a major debate on Eastern and Western scholarship. Focusing on lifelong learning for senior adults, this chapter draws on findings from a cross-cultural study to compare and contrast the elderly in Hong Kong and Australia, with regard to ageing and learning. The Confucian perspective of learning is then examined to compare and contrast the Eastern and Western ideas of lifelong learning. The chapter concludes by drawing attention to the factor of age in learning, which in turn establishes the relevance of the Confucian view of lifelong learning to older learners. Copyright © 2018 The Author(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave international handbook on adult and lifelong education and learning
EditorsMarcella MILANA, Sue WEBB, John HOLFORD, Richard WALLER, Peter JARVIS
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Pages857-878
ISBN (Electronic)9781137557834
ISBN (Print)9781137557827
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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Confucianism
lifelong learning
learning
cultural studies
Hong Kong

Citation

Tam, M. (2018). Lifelong learning for older adults: Culture and confucianism. In M. Milana, S. Webb, J. Holford, R. Waller, & P. Jarvis (Eds.), The Palgrave international handbook on adult and lifelong education and learning (pp. 857-878). London: Palgrave Macmillan.