ERIC Number: ED123440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Farmers' Training and Functional Literacy. A Pilot Evaluation Study of Functional Literacy Project in Lucknow District. Technical Report.
Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
The technical report of the Pilot Evaluation Study of Functional Literacy Project in Lucknow District, Uttar Pradesh, India presents the research procedures and statistical analysis for the previously published non-technical report of the study. The main study objectives were to obtain qualitative and quantitative measurements of attainment and use of literacy skills, the impact of the program on the individual with particular emphasis on changes in agricultural production, and teaching/learning situation. Experimental groups of 240 randomly selected respondents from 12 villages who had attended functional literacy classes were matched with 80 control group respondents from four villages without functional literacy programs and assessed for: (1) literacy attainment (reading ability level, writing ability level, arithmetic performance level, degree of comprehension, degree of application of reading/writing ability, and number of drop-outs); (2) living standard; (3) professional competence; (4) relation toward means of mass communication and personal sources; (5) attitude toward education; and (6) social participation. The data, which is presented in tabular form, positively related high literacy achievement to knowledge regarding High Yield Variety package practices, more adoption of farm technology, and more favorable attitudes toward adult literacy programs. An evaluation form is appended. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Farmer Education, Adult Programs, Agricultural Production, Control Groups, Developing Nations, Experimental Groups, Farmers, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Interpersonal Competence, Literacy Education, Living Standards, Mass Media, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
Identifiers - Location: India