ERIC Number: ED060443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Asian Regional Seminar on Polyvalent Adult Education Centre. The Shramik Vidyapeeth: An Evaluative Study of a Polyvalent Centre.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).; Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
An evaluative review of the Polyvalent Adult Education Centre in Bombay, India, is presented. Objectives of the evaluation include: (1) to assess the extent and type of planning undertaken by the Vidyapeeth in developing a polyvalent approach; and (2) to assess the extent of benefit obtained by the participants. Planning for a course of training began with identification of training needs. The courses devised were largely "non-technical" in nature. An analysis of the planning process with respect to the ten courses offered shows that where the courses were conceived of by the Vidyapeeth the cooperative agencies assumed on the whole a relatively passive role. In the planning stage, several factors were taken into account: (1) the level of the trainee, (2) the relationship of the syllabus to the life conditions of the trainee, and (3) a minimum size for the sub-units of a course. The assessment revealed that about half the courses were reasonably well organized and the other half were poorly organized. More careful planning is recommended. (CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Evaluation Methods, Factor Analysis, Interdisciplinary Approach, Objectives, Organization, Program Evaluation, Research, Role Perception, Seminars, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).; Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
Identifiers: Asia; India
Note: Paper presented at Asian Regional Seminar on Polyvalent Adult Education Centre (Bombay, India, September 20-27, 1971)