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ERIC Number: ED194758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
International Symposium (Madras, India, January 28-February 1, 1980).
Adiseshiah, Malcolm S., Ed.
ASPBAE Courier, n/9 Jul 1980
The role of adult education in reducing inequalities and raising levels of professional qualifications and cultural standards is the subject of this series of five reports presented at a symposium on adult education and inequality. Discussions of the role of adult education's threefold perspective of literacy learning and general cultural education, vocational skills upgrading or reorientation, and consciousness raising in industrial versus third world countries are presented in the first two reports. Myths about the nature and origins of inequality and the role of adult education in third world countries are covered in the third report. The international dimensions of inequality and adult education are described in the fourth report, which outlines the social and political role of adult education in developing societies and the preferred role of adult education in developed and developing countries. In the fifth report, on the role of adult education in reducing inequality (with particular reference to the rural context in Latin America), the topics of poverty, inequality, approaches to reducing rural poverty, literacy training, job training, continuing education, and education as liberation are discussed. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Asian - South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education.