ERIC Number: ED060430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Polyvalent Adult Education Centre (An Integrated Approach to Adult Education for Workers).
Koshy, T. A.; And Others
A project to upgrade the vocational skills of Indian workers is presented. This project is designed to plan and develop integrated educational and training courses of various duration for workers and prospective workers, through the establishment of Polyvalent Centers. These centers are institutions providing opportunity for many-sided education and training to workers in industries, transport, hotels, restaurants, offices and home and other organizations. Objectives of the centers include: (1) enrichment of the lives of workers through knowledge and better understanding of their environment, (2) preparation of workers for more adequate vocational training through general education, (3) improvement of the vocational skill and technical knowledge of works, and (4) development in workers the right perspective towards work. Each center will provide integrated educational and training courses of varied duration, conduct surveys and studies in the field of worker education, and provide consultation service to other organizations. Each center will have a management committee which will be set up by the state government or the agency concerned. Courses will be based on specific needs of workers. They will be offered on a part-time basis at a time and place convenient for the purpose of the participants. Each center will have only a nucleus of full-time staff for teaching, organization and administration of program. Appropriate teaching materials will be provided. The program will have a built-in process of evaluation. (CK)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Education, Attitude Change, Cognitive Development, Course Content, Educational Facilities, Educational Programs, Institutes (Training Programs), Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Objectives, Organization, Part Time Faculty, Program Evaluation, Projects, Skill Development, Surveys, Teachers, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi (India).