ERIC Number: ED380324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
India. National Studies. Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
This study examines the work of the Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL) since its 1987 inception. Efforts to assess educational achievement at the local, regional, and national levels in India are examined with a view to achieving universal primary education (UPE); eradicating illiteracy; and providing continuing education in support of the above objectives. Chapters include: (1) "Progress of UPE: An Analysis"; (2) "Policy, Planning and Programming of UPE"; (3) "Achieving Education for All"; (4) "Policy and Planning--Eradication of Illiteracy"; and (5) "Diagnostic and Planning Model for APPEAL." Statistical data are presented, showing an overall increase in illiteracy over the last decade. About one-eighth of the illiterates of the age group 15 years and above are enrolled in adult education centers. About 60 percent of the illiterates are women. Suggested strategies are described to address the program goals for UPE including midday meals, free uniforms and textbooks, and the expansion of non-formal education in remote areas. The document concludes with an appendix and a 12-item bibliography. (EH)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Developing Nations, Educational Assessment, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Literacy
United Nations Educational Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: India