Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Religious Education of Lifelong Learning in Taiwan Weixin Shengjiao I Ching University
Li-Yueh Chen, PhD; Chen-Mei Li, PhD

From the mid of the 1980s to 1990s, the political and economic environment have been found an important change in Taiwan. Therefore, an embryonic form of new religion named Weixin Shengjiao was found in 1983. In 1994, The President of Republic of China Mr. Lee Teng-Hui declared the educational policy to address the importance of lifelong education. The founder of Weixin Shengjiao, Grand master Huan Yuan responded to UNESCO and the national educational policy for lifelong learning. In 1994, I Ching University was established as a pioneer of lifelong education in Taiwan. However, declining birthrate and population aging have impacted the education industry in Taiwan. This study uses the case study method and resource based view theory to find out the competitive advantages of I Ching University and explores how it offers an ideal religious education of lifelong learning to fulfill the vision of world peace.

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