ERIC Number: ED060445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Polyvalent Adult Education Centre: Structure & Organisation (An Indian Experience).
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand).; Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
A descriptive account of the organization and working of the Sharmik Vidyapeeth (Polyvalent Adult Education Centre) in Bombay, India, is presented. The purpose of the development of this center was to plan and develop integrated educational and training courses of various durations for workers and prospective workers. The centers were set up in urban areas for the following reasons: (1) Need for adult education was more conspicuous; (2) Material resources invested in the education of those employed or aspiring for employment will give quick results; (3) Motivation of the people to participate in these areas was considerably higher; and (4) Other elements and inputs necessary for the organization of education were considerably more favorable in urban areas. Objectives of the Centre include (1) enrichment of the lives of workers, (2) preparation of workers more adequately through general education for vocational and technical training, (3) improving their vocational skills and technical knowledge, and (4) developing in them the right perspective towards work. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Attitudes, Change Agents, Course Objectives, Developing Nations, Educational Facilities, Educational Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Knowledge Level, Laborers, Learning Experience, Motivation, Organization, Resource Materials, Skill Development, Technical Education, Urban Areas, Vocational Education
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).
Note: Paper presented at Asian Regional Seminar on Polyvalent Adult Education Centres (Bombay, India, September 20-27, 1971)