This study is designed to explore the ways for enforcing a supporting system for lifelong learning cities in Busan Metropolitan Cities. For this, needs of staffs in charge of lifelong learning related work were interviewed and analyzed.
Subjects are 15 local governments in Busan Metropolitan Cities, and a supporting system was analyzed in three aspects: system, networking, quality control. Especially comparisons were made between funding and non-funding groups by central government.
The results are as follows. First, most of local governments in Busan areas possessed legal system, but still department or professional staff members in charge of lifelong learning related work were insufficient.
Second, for non-funding group, they wanted to get funding support from central or local government, to build infrastructure, and for funding group, they wanted to get continuous and stable budget supports.
Third, Both groups wanted to activate networking among human resources. For this, periodic meetings or workshops among consultative groups were activated and supported. As a result, informations or opinions were actively exchanged.
Fourth, in respect of evaluation, staffs wanted to be offered specific instructions or manuals. not visible outcomes or evaluation itself to maintain the high quality.
Finally, two groups, funding and non-funding from central governing, showed different needs. Funding groups demanded the supporting system to overcome difficulties in carrying out lifelong learning city projects, on the other hand, non-funding group demanded fundamental supports required to establish lifelong learning city projects.