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

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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?
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Publication date: January 1, 1999

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