ERIC Number: ED238087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Literacy in a Non-Literacy Milieu: The Indian Scenario.
Saraf, S. N.
Section 1 of this report develops the thesis that while illiteracy is deeply entrenched in certain areas of India, it is also confined to specific pockets of the population. Recognition of this fact should be the basis, according to the author, of literacy strategy. Section 2 provides a history of the levels of priority given to adult education and literacy in India from 1947-77. In sections 3 and 4, the author examines both the experimental one-state literacy projects known as "The Village Literacy Movement" and the national "Functional Literacy Project," which have served as a springboard for the "National Education Programme" outlined in section 5. While section 6 focuses on developing a program to meet the learning needs of India's neglected rural youth, section 7 argues the necessity of linking adult education and literacy to local and national development. Sections 8 and 9, which conclude the study, propose a decentralized, area-specific strategy that would approach problems of literacy and adult education within the context of Indian conditions. The report includes extensive data. (JBM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Decentralization, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Experiments, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Illiteracy, Literacy, Local Issues, National Programs, National Surveys, Rural Development, Rural Education, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
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