The purpose of this study is to provide basic data for reinforcing proper roles of a lifelong educator by understanding their roles and creating a bond of sympathy through a survey on lifelong educators from the point of performance level, importance, and educational requirements of lifelong educator’s role. The target of study is 219 lifelong educators and the current performance level, the current importance level, and importance level after 5 years on understanding of lifelong educator’s role were repeatedly verified with Borich educational requirements and LFF model.
The results of the study are as follows. First, the current performance level of lifelong educator’s role was shown as important in orders of an expert, an information provider, and a promoter. The current importance was shown as important in orders of a promoter, an expert,and a cooperator and the important after 5 years was shown in orders of an expert, a promoter, and a planner. Second, priority order of the current educational requirements deducted from Borich educational requirement and LFF model was shown in orders of a cooperator, a promoter, and a planner and priority order of the educational requirements after 5 years was shown in orders of a developer, an operational manager, and a planner. Third,main predictable change factors that can have an effect on educational requirements of lifelong educators were shown in orders of reinforcing and spreading professionalism in performing tasks of a lifelong educator, leading changes in learning capability of an adult learner, acting with strategic thinking and systematic thinking, and establishing a strategy for using SNS lifelong education in Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 generation.
This study has a significant meaning in providing information that can be used for implicative discussion and decision making about which role between the current role and the role after 5 years of a lifelong educator is more important to the person concerned and the decision maker, and what educational requirements they desire.