A Study on Improvement Plan for Senior Education in Korea -Based on Lifelong Learning for the Elderly in Japan-

우리나라의 노인교육 발전 방안 모색 -일본의 고령자 생애학습을 기반으로-

  • Lee, Jin Ah (Dept. of Social Welfare and Counseling, Catholic University of Pusan)
  • 이진아 (부산가톨릭대학교 사회복지상담학과)
  • Received : 2018.04.13
  • Accepted : 2018.06.20
  • Published : 2018.06.28


In the situation where various social problems are raised due to rapid aging, how to send a long period of old age is emerging as an important issue. As the life span is extended, education for the elderly is attracting attention as a means of sending meaningful and effective old age that is about over 20years longer than before. This study aims to analyse the current status and characteristics of elderly education as lifelong learning in Japan where has already entered a super-aged society. This is because it will be expected to find meaningful lessons and implication for the development of education for the elderly in Korea, which is becoming more important. In order to complete this purpose, the literature review was conducted based on the data and reports published by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan which are institutions related to education for the elderly. Through this, the practical and policy support for the elderly education development in Korea was suggested. In specific, diversification of lifelong learning contents and execution places, expansion of out-reach education, and fostering coordinators were provided.


Senior;Lifelong learning;Japan;Improvement plan;Literature review


Supported by : Catholic University of Pusan


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