ERIC Number: ED060245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
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Fourth Five-Year Plan, 1969-1974. Draft.
Planning Commission, New Delhi (India).
This document is an English language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of the Fourth Indian Five Year Plan Report, Chapter 15, which deals with Education and Manpower. India's tasks in providing educational facilities for children in the 6-14 age group are immense. Only about 60% of that age group are in school today. The Plan refers to this problem and offers certain remedial measures. Some detail is presented on teacher education. A substantial increase in higher education enrollment is envisioned for the period. Current literacy in India today is about 33%; a National Board of Adult Education will be set up to advise the Government on developmental programs for adult education. A National Social Service will be implemented to involve youths in programs of national development. The standards of technical education will be upgraded. Planning, administration, and evaluation will need to be streamlined. The education budget is discussed. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Enrollment Projections, Higher Education, Illiteracy, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Social Responsibility, Teacher Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Authoring Institution: Planning Commission, New Delhi (India).