ERIC Number: ED311172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
World Perspective Case Descriptions on Educational Programs for Adults: India.
Jayagopal, R.; Burns, E. P.
Four adult education programs being conducted in India are described in the case studies in this packet. Two of the projects involve literacy; the third promotes literacy as one part of its community development program, and the fourth trains workers in hotel management and catering technology. The literacy programs are (1) development of a literacy education component as part of the Department of Adult and Continuing Education at the University of Madras and (2) provision of adult basic education for illiterate adults living in the Madras city slums. The community development program is conducted by a voluntary religious agency directed by a Canadian Jesuit priest; it seeks to help the people in Darjeeling take better care of their health, to promote problem-solving skills, and to provide literacy education using a problem-centered approach. In the fourth program, the Ministry of Tourism promotes instruction in hotel and food service technology at various levels of proficiency; graduates earn certificates, diplomas, or degrees. (In addition to the case descriptions, this document includes information on the World Perspective case study project, indexes of all cases by country and by category, and guidlines for contributors.) (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Community Development, Foreign Countries, Hospitality Occupations, Job Training, Literacy Education, Nonformal Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Slums, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India