ERIC Number: ED123438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep-8
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education in India: A Challenge and an Opportunity.
Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
Major adult literacy and adult education programs in India are described in the brochure, which covers a wide sector of interests and target groups. Major programs described are: (1) mass literacy programs, discussing demography and various strategies; (2) Kisan Saksharta Yojana, discussing various strategies for farmers' functional literacy programs; (3) production of literature for neo-literates, examining ways to provide appropriate material; (4) adult schools, examining part-time educational offerings; (5) library services, discussing facility expansion; (6) adult education of workers, describing training; (7) Polyvalent Adult Education Centers (Shramik Vidyapeeths), describing a network of centers providing general, vocational, civic, cultural and aesthetic aspects of education; (8) extension education, describing agricultural education programs through agricultural universities; (9) national board of adult education, describing its formation and functions; (10) universities, adult and continuing education, describing the integration of adult education concepts into universities; (11) voluntary effort and adult education, describing various voluntary organizations and institutions involved with literacy education; (12) mass media in adult education, describing the educational use of radio, television, films, and newspapers; (13) programs for non-student youth, describing various activities; (14) research and evaluation, examining various studies and research needs. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Farmer Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Agencies, Developing Nations, Education Service Centers, Educationally Disadvantaged, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Government Role, Literacy Education, National Programs, Program Descriptions, Supplementary Education
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
Identifiers - Location: India