• Yi-Yin Lin
  • Chin-Shan Huang
Part of the Lifelong Learning Book Series book series (LLLB, volume 22)


The provisions and legislation involving educational gerontology have been developed and effectively enacted in Taiwan over the last 30 years. In this chapter, a review of the past, present and future of older adult education/learning in Taiwan is provided. At the end of chapter, a successful initiative of older adult is presented consistent with current policies. Throughout the development of older adult education in Taiwan, the government released a new educational white paper that focused on older adult education in 2006, entitled Toward the aged society: Policies on education for older adults, which represented the value of learning privileges for the ageing population and initiated the legislative issue of justice in older adult education. Although currently there are thousands of programmes regarding older adult learning in Taiwan, with the current socio-economic climate and an increasingly ageing society with a growing number of persons diagnosed with chronic disabling conditions, the authors take a more critical approach to lead the way to achieve social justice in older adult learning. In order to achieve this goal, our plan for older adult learning in the next 10 years in Taiwan might include expanding perspectives to embrace disabled ageing in policy, connecting with NGOs, empowering by improving digital ability, and opening higher education for older adult learners.


Taiwan Educational gerontology Inter-generational programme 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gerontology InstituteGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Adult and Continuing EducationNational Chung Cheng UniversityChia-YiTaiwan

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