Overview of continuing education in Hong Kong

Steven Kwan Keung Ng, Titus Kwok Ki Lo, Fu Lee Wang

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This paper summarizes the continuing education in Hong Kong. Because there is a shortage of supply of public-funded post-secondary education in Hong Kong, the public-funded institutions have established a number of continuing education units together with a number of private institutions to provide self-financed post-secondary education. Besides, Hong Kong government also solicits continuing education to public in order to enhance the competitive advantage of the city. Even though the participation rate is gradually increasing but the rate is still lower than that of western societies. This paper studies the motivation and obstacles for learners to pursue continuing education in terms of age segmentation as well as the strategies to develop appropriate programmes for relevant target learner groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHybrid Learning and Continuing Education - 6th International Conference, ICHL 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2013 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 12 Aug 201314 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8038 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference6th International Conference on Hybrid Learning, ICHL 2013
CityToronto, ON


  • Continuing Education Fund
  • Continuing education
  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
  • Post-secondary education


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