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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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Maitra, S. N. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Presents recommendations from a January 1979 seminar held in Bengal, India, of representatives from different voluntary agencies associated with the national adult education program. Three groups discussed program components (literacy, awareness, and functionality), integrating development with adult education, voluntary agencies and government…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Role, Community Development
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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