ERIC Number: ED060432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Handbook on Farmers Functional Literacy Project.
Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
The concept of functional literacy is defined as literacy integrated with the occupation of the learner and directly related to development. Its ultimate goal is to assist in achieving specific socio-economic objectives by making adults receptive to change and innovations and by helping them to acquire new vocational skills, knowledge and attitudes which they can use effectively. To achieve these objectives, Functional Literacy Projects should concentrate on: (1) regions and economic sectors having high priority in national development, (2) specific problems and activities forming the basis of development plans, and (3) population groups and individuals who are sufficiently motivated but whose illiteracy constitutes an obstacle to the implementation of a development project. It is pointed out that the Farmers' Functional Literacy Programme has been formulated on the basis of the above mentioned concept. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).