Translated Titles

A Preliminary Exploration of the Community Universities' Role in the Promotion of Learning City after the Consolidation of Kaohsiung City and County




何青蓉(Ching-Jung Ho);方雅慧(Ya-Hui Fang)

Key Words

區域合併 ; 公民素養 ; 學習型城市/區域 ; 社區大學 ; 終身學習 ; area consolidation ; active citizenship ; learning city/region ; community university ; lifelong learning



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

2卷2期(2011 / 09 / 01)

Page #

1 - 32

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

Kaohsiung City and Kaohsiung County have just undergone the process of areas consolidation at the end of year 2010 for the purpose of enhancing competitiveness of regional development. In this context, Kaohsiung community universities have to reevaluate their roles on lifelong learning in the city. Moreover, establishing city-scale learning system has been a trend in the advanced countries. Through literature review and the focus group study method, this study therefore attempts to gather comments and ideas of those who concern the development of community universities about the prospective role of the community university in lifelong learning. By referring to the Learning City Indicators in ”Towards a European Learning Society” (TELS), this study found that the ideal and vision of the community university coincide with those of international learning cities. Three indicators-”information and communication”, ”partnerships and resources” and ”environment and citizenship”-were mentioned mostly. Among them, community universities should actively involve in creating ”partnerships and resources” in the city. So far, community universities have already accomplished a great deal in the aspect of ”environment and citizenship”. Further, they can use ”information and communication” to shape the unique image of the community university, and also concern ”wealth creation, employment and employability” and ”learning events and family involvement”. Lastly, this study reminds that the promotion of 'learning city' depends on the collaboration among every sector in the city, and the Kaohsiung City Government plays a crucial role. Also, city's vision for the future and lifelong learning policy should be positioned as a premise. Public sector's governance rationale toward community universities is fundamentally important.

Topic Category 人文學 > 地理及區域研究
社會科學 > 社會學
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