ERIC Number: ED120486
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Polyvalent Adult Education Centre (Shramik Vidyapeeth) Bombay: Second Evaluation Study.
Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
The purpose of the second evaluation of the Polyvalent Adult Education Center in Bombay, which was established in 1967, was to provide program feedback for India and other developing countries. Following an introduction, part 2 describes the Center program, part 3 consists of a program analysis, and part 4 contains a summary and recommendations. The program analysis contains comments on the Center's clientele and needs; program preparation (identification of target groups, participant selection, resource personnel, and involvement of employing agencies); and program implementation (successful and less successful courses, curriculum methodology, learning materials, audiovisual aids, library, supervision, course evaluation, and participant/employer/trade union reactions). Workers have benefited from their training in personal fulfillment and career mobility, and the Center has been able to establish rapport and empathy with workers, voluntary agencies, and resource persons. However, the organization and success of courses has varied, and there have been periodic spells of stagnation affecting the growth of the Center. Much future effort needs to be directed to course planning and formulation to adopt a truly innovative and interdisciplinary approach. Part 4 presents 26 recommendations and 10 prospects for the future. Course details and case studies of selected courses are appended. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Audiovisual Aids, Continuing Education Centers, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Resource Staff, Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).