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A field study of the Elderly’s Participation into Community Education –The case of Shuyuan Township, Shanghai, China
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

China is facing severe aging problems. It is estimated that in 2050, people over 60 in China will cover more than 25 percent population. How to make the elderly people’s life more meaningful and more fruitful becomes an urgent issue. To obtain the goal of setting up a learning society, as well as to loosen the heavy burden aroused by aging problem, community education is applied as an effective way to the elderly people widely to enhance their living standard. A lot of researches have been done on community education and the elderly education respectively abroad. China started to do such topic study later than Western countries but the speed of aging has soared during last 20 years. The blank of study especially the elderly people who live in rural area should aroused the attention of this society. 

This field study is to find out the factors that may lead to the elderly people’s subjective factors of participation into community education. According to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and society support theory, with the help of questionnaire and interview, the author finds out the current situation of the elderly’s participation in community education in Shuyuan Township, and factors that may influence the frequency of participation. The author proposes several suggestions which can be used to improve current situation as policy adviser.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 84
Keywords [en]
community educaiton for the elderly; Maslow’s hierarchy of need; society support theory; China; rural area in Shanghai
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-67883OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-67883DiVA, id: diva2:1139763
Subject / course
Social Sciences
Educational program
Peace and Development Work, Master Programme, 60 credits
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Available from: 2017-09-11 Created: 2017-09-08 Last updated: 2017-09-11Bibliographically approved

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