ERIC Number: ED109422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education for Farmers in a Developing Society.
Mathur, J. C.
Based on the author's international observations and experiences in education, the book attempts to convey to educational policy-makers, administrators, and teachers, as well as adult educators in developing countries, the significance of the current agricultural break-through and the need and potential of adult education to farmers. Today's agriculture is a challenge as much to the intellect as to physical effort; consequently, education is germane to its progress. Drawing on experiences, particularly in India, the author discusses desirable principles in the methodology of educating adult farmers: (1) problem identification, (2) co-relation, (3) participational demonstration, (4) up-to-dateness, (5) equality in communication, and (6) continuing self-study. Individual chapters are devoted to topics of functional literacy, mass media, trainers' programs, women farmers and young farmers, a world university for farmers, research and universities, and voluntary organizations. The author stresses the need for mass media and literacy to function together and the need for functional literacy programs to be linked with forward-looking economic activity programs. Moreover, agricultural development calls for systems analysis, an analysis of interrelationships affecting agricultural development in a specific area. The concluding chapter focuses on unique trends and stages of rural development in India. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Farmer Education, Agriculture, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Developing Nations, Educational Methods, Literacy Education, Mass Media, Program Administration, Research, Systems Analysis, Trainers, Voluntary Agencies, Womens Education, Young Farmer Education
Indian Adult Education Association, 17-B Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi, India (Paperback $5.00; Hardbound $7.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indian Adult Education Association, New Delhi.
Identifiers - Location: India