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Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
This issue presents some excerpts from the Commonwealth Conference on Non-Formal Education for Development, held in New Delhi, India, January 22-February 2, 1979, concerning the concept and tasks of nonformal education. Includes a few observations and recommendations from each of the Conference's 12 committees. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conference Reports, Coordination, Developing Nations
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Khajapeer, M. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Among nonformal education programs in Thailand is the General Education Programme (GEP), in which adults complete the equivalent of 12 years of formal schooling in six years. This article describes the objectives, content, methodology, and evaluation of a training program for GEP instructors. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Nonformal Education, Postsecondary 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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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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Fussell, D.; Quarmby, A. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Calling study-service a kind of nonformal education with potential to generate other kinds of nonformal education, the author describes Nepal's National Development Service to explain this scheme in developing countries. All degree-level university students must complete a year of community development service in rural areas before their final…
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Services, Developing Nations, Dropouts
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Saint, K. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Describes adult educational policy, organization, and administration in Thailand and its six categories of programs: functional literacy, academic and general education, vocational, reading skills promotion, public education, and radio/television nonformal education. Closely related to the formal educational system, Thailand's adult education…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Education, Developing Nations
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Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Describes many ecological, social, and economic problems of Bangladesh in order to show the need for development of nonformal education to increase productivity in agriculture and related industries. Describes nine nonformal education projects in various areas of rural development, cooperatives, extension services, and adult education. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agricultural Education, Developing Nations, Dropouts
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Jayaweera, S. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
Discusses nonformal education programs for women in four categories, as well as nonvocational education programs, constraints, problems, directions, and strategies. The four categories are part-time facilities in formal educational institutions; in-plant training; on-the-job training by employers; and courses offered by public and private sector…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Continuing Education, Dropouts, Employed Women
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Hobbs, Mary Kay – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1980
The author draws upon her field observations in China during 1976 to describe how the People's Republic is trying to provide a broader base for popular participation in development. Discusses the changing nature of schooling, the importance placed on learning, and specific examples of changes in education. (CT)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Dropouts, Educational Innovation, Nonformal Education
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Wicker, Brian – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1978
Describes the national adult literacy campaign in Britain, with particular attention to experience in Birmingham, England. Local education authorities organize and coordinate programs of individual and group instruction in various settings with volunteer tutors forming the backbone of the services, overcoming student hesitancy through informal,…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Cooperative Programs, Coordination
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Mbakile, E. P. R. – Indian Journal of Adult Education, 1979
The Tanzanian government has made a major commitment to its National Literacy Programme as a strategy for national development. Goals of the program are the eradication of illiteracy, self-reliance in solving economic and social problems, and lifelong education. To deal effectively with the problem of learner motivation, the program links literacy…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Developing Nations, Dropouts, Educational Policy