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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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Pattanayak, D. P. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1978
The author discusses factors inhibiting adult literacy in India, stating that institutional schooling has provided education for only a small percentage of the population. As an adult literacy curriculum depends on community needs, he suggests a core or minimum curriculum for adult basic education in the community. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Community, Core Curriculum
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Shrivastava, Om – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1978
A tribal adult education role by colleges in the vicinity of tribal areas in India is needed to organize continuing education programs for tribal peoples with their different cultures. Tribal cultures, past and present tribal development efforts, educational needs, and elements of program planning are described. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, College Role, Community Programs, Cultural Differences