Skip to main content

Alternative Learning Approaches in an Emerging Economy: An Experience in Shenzhen, China

Buy Article:

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


This study addresses two theoretical perspectives of adult education, on-the-job training and workplace self-directed learning in the fast-changing workplace found in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, China. Firstly, what induces a large demand for learning in the workplace of an emerging economy? Secondly, what and how do adults learn and what enables them to continue to learn?

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Publication date: 1999-01-01

More about this publication?
  • Educational Practice and Theory is a bi-annual, independent, refereed journal which, since its launch in 1978, has become an important independent forum for original ideas in education. It publishes innovative and original research in the area. Its focus is both applied and theoretical and it seeks articles from a diverse range of themes and countries.
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more