ERIC Number: ED123441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Farmers Functional Literacy Programme.
Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
The Farmers Training and Functional Literacy Programme, initiated by the government of India in 1968, was an effort to translate into practice the concept of linking education (not only vocational training) to development, particularly for increasing production. The project, a joint enterprise of three government ministries, provides participating farmers with: training and field demonstration facilities, functional literacy programs, and special types of farm broadcasts through the All India Radio. The following aspects of the program are described in separate sections of the document: concepts, organization, curriculum and learning materials, methods of teaching and learning, problem oriented learning materials, evaluation (stating that the overall impact on learners has been satisfactory), and problems and deficiencies. A map of the districts covered by the project, a chart contrasting 14 aspects of traditional and functional literacy programs, and a graphic representation of program evaluation are also included. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Farmer Education, Adult Programs, Agricultural Skills, Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Farmers, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Literacy Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, New Delhi (India).
Identifiers - Location: India