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Evans, Susan D. – 2000
A review of educational systems in ancient India and traditional Native America reveals that these cultures went beyond superficial, conventional, or rule-based morality and trained thoughtful, principled wisdom. Common characteristics that may have contributed to training character and creating moral citizens include: a strong sense of community;…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Ancient History, Community Role, Educational History
Narang, Renuka – 1997
Lifelong learning has a long tradition in India. In the last century, the government has accepted adult education as its responsibility. Since 1977, the University Grants Commission has incorporated adult and continuing education and extension into its policies, converted the Cells for Adult Education into full-fledged University Departments of…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, College Role, Educational Development
Street, Brian, Ed. – 1990
This report consists of papers given at, relating to, and produced by an international seminar that emphasized sharing practical experience and analyzing conditions necessary to set up and sustain a literacy program. The first section provides an "Introduction" (James Porter) and "Background to the Seminar" (Alan Rogers).…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Curriculum, Developing Nations
Narang, R. H. – 1989
Efforts at education for all in India began with the expansion of the night school concept in the late 1800s. The government took responsibility for adult education in 1937. With independence came general acceptance of the broader concept of adult education. Despite literacy efforts through the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, the number of illiterate…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, College Faculty, College Role
ASPBAE Courier, 1991
This issue of the "Courier" examines the quality of life as it can be improved by adult education, especially in the countries of Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. It also looks at the need for women's education. The following six articles are included: (1) "The Future of the Family" (Federico Mayor); (2) "Her Words on…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Developing Nations
ASPBAE Courier Service, 1982
This journal contains a series of articles dealing with the theme of development in Asia and rural Indonesia. Included in the journal are the following articles: "Nonformal Education in Rural Areas of Developing Countries," by members of the Rural Project Team from the Centre for Continuing Education at Australian National University;…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Development, Continuing Education, Developing Nations
Kidd, Ross, Ed.; Colletta, Nat, Ed. – 1980
Case studies and seminar reports are provided that were presented at an international seminar to examine field experiences in using a culture-based approach to nonformal education. Part I, containing an introductory paper and nine case studies, focuses on indigenous institutions and processes in health, family planning, agriculture, basic…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Community Programs, Cultural Context
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Bhasin, Kamla; Ellis, Pat – Convergence: An International Journal of Adult Education, 1984
Bhasin argues for a clear and scientific analysis of the structure of poverty and exploitation that keeps Indian women illiterate, unequal, hungry, and ill. Ellis explores ways of linking women's issues with adult, nonformal, and literacy education to help women meet the challenges of development. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Economic Development, Family Role, Females
Muley, D. S. – Population Education in Asia and the Pacific Newsletter and Forum, 1991
Presents a projection of the plans and requirements for modification of the national population education program in India. Outlines various strategies for attainment of the main objective to institutionalize population education in all national educational processes. (MCO)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Dhawan, Gita – Adult Literacy and Basic Education, 1987
Folk tales and indigenous material can be used as a resource when developing teaching technology for poor women in India. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Development, Developing Nations, Females
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Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1980
This working paper from the annual conference of the Indian Adult Education Association briefly describes the current state of adult education in India and outlines important steps that should be taken to make adult education an integral part of national development. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Nonformal Education
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Bordia, A. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Examines problems in coordination between nonformal adult education and national development programs in India and suggests management structures for institutionalizing coordination. Notes the difficulty with which influential political and administrative groups will allow changes in the system and suggests possible alternative development and…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Cooperation
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Pattanayak, D. P. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
States that 99 percent of India's education budget is spent on formal education, which is not relevant to the needs of most Indians whose many languages and socioeconomic conditions require the traditional nonformal methods. Sharply criticizes others' emphasis on "elitist" imposition of uneconomic, one-language, formal educational…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Cultural Influences, Economic Development
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Adiseshiah, Malcolm S. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1980
Discusses the concept of nonformal education: age groups involved, institutions and agencies involved, attention given to the training of school dropouts and adult illiterates, the variety of techniques used in nonformal education, and the need for nonformal education. (CT)
Descriptors: Adults, Developing Nations, Dropouts, Educational Benefits
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Pillai, K. Sivadasan – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1980
Gives a background on the various adult/non-formal education programs drawn up since Indian independence, and discusses the needs, aspirations, and problems supported by facts and figures. (Editor)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Nonformal Education
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