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ERIC Number: ED070938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 7
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UNESCO: World Conference on Adult Education (3rd, Tokyo, 25 July - 7 August 1972. Statement by Singapore Delegation.
The adult education activities of the government of Singapore have emphasized campaigns to help its citizens adjust to the rapid pace of industrialization and modernization. Various government ministries and private industries are indirectly involved in adult education through training programs in vocational skills and agricultural extension programs. From its inception in 1960 until recently, the Adult Education Board (the major professional adult education agency) concentrated on the eradication of illiteracy and the teaching of a second language. The Board has recently branched out into self-improvement and enrichment courses and the innovative use of radio and TV in order to attract and serve better-educated adult students. The extra-mural studies department of the University of Singapore emphasizes job advancement through vocational and professional education. The People's Association operates nearly 200 community centers, all over Singapore, that offer recreational and cultural enrichment courses. The Association's expansion in collaboration with the Adult Education Board is suggested. It is recommended that all adult education activities in Singapore be better coordinated and developed. In the interests of international cooperation in these areas, the Adult Education Board is organizing a regional meeting of ASEAN countries in 1972. (KM)
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore