ERIC Number: ED443949
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
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Professionalisation of Indian Adult Education.
Shah, S. Y.
This paper looks at the following aspect of the professionalization of adult education in India: professional training of adult educators. It first defines professionalization and then discusses the following essential prerequisite for that process: the development of a well-designed professional training program with adequate institutional backing, certification procedures, and code of practice. Several training needs for adult educators are examined, and the paper advocates for the training needs of senior adult educators. Following a short discussion of the limitations of the university system for training adult educators, the paper suggests the development of a professional program of training, beginning with an assessment of the requirements, interests, and academic backgrounds of all the personnel associated with the program. It then recommends the development of modules--independent units of study with specific objectives, contents, reading materials, and educational technology--to be used for independent study or training of adult educators. Recommendations are made for systemic changes in the university system to facilitate improved training for adult educators in India. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations, Educational Needs, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Independent Study, Literacy Education, Program Development, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: India