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Current Trends in Adult Education

P. Adinarayana Reddy (Editor) D Uma Devi (Editor)
Synopsis Recognising the role of literacy in alround development of the individual and nation as a whole, the government of India has formulated and launched a number of schemes for the promotion of literacy among the masses. The literacy programmes are continuously improved in terms of its quality based on the past experiences and research findings. The current National Literacy Mission has given opportunity for initiation of a number of innovative ideas for eradiation of illiteracy and using the literacy in over all development. With this background, an attempt has been made to document the current trends in adult education so as to bring out the strengths of the programmes and to popularise the same among the functionaries to improve the quality of the initiatives. The book will be useful to adult education functionaries, research scholars working in the field of adult and continuing education, extension services and other social science departments, educationists and general public as it has covered the multi-faced activities involved in the promotion of adult education at various levels.
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About the authors

P. Adinarayana Reddy

Dr. P.A. Reddy, (b. 1957). He took his bachelor degree in Science (1978) and Education (1981) from Bangalore University, Post Graduation (1980) and Doctoral Degrees (1990) in Adult Education from S.V. University and M.Ed. (1984) from Anamalai University. He is at present with the Department of Adult Education in S.V. University Tirupati. He has undergone training in youth and Adult Education in Denmark and ad opportunities to study adult and non-formal education programmes in Denmark, Sweden and West Germany during visit to these countries. He has so far published 50 research papers in various reputed education, adult education and social science journals. He has also published six books viz., Adult Education in India, determinant of Instructor effectiveness, Reading Interests of Adults. Post-Literacy and continuing education, Total literacy campaign for children, Exposure of women to Mass Media, Health Consciousness among Women, Total Literacy campaign: Problem Perspectives, Education of Tribal Women.

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D Uma Devi

Dr. D. Uma Devi was born in 1965. She took her B.Com., (1985), M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in Adult Education and M.A. (1996) in Sociology from S.V. University. At present she is in the Dept. of Adult Education, S.V. University, Tirupati. She has so far published 11 research papers in various reputed education, adult education and social science journals and presented nearly 18 research papers in National and International Seminars.

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Bibliographic information

Title Current Trends in Adult Education
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sarup & Sons
Language: English
isbn 8176256196
length xx+404p.