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Total Literacy Campaign for Out-of-School Children

P Adinarayana Reddy (Author)
Synopsis The National Literacy Mission with an intention to eradicate illiteracy throughout the country has launched more than 420 district total literacy campaigns. The Akshara Tapasman programme (TLC) of the Chittoor district is one among them and aimed to cover 6.25 lakhs illiterates in the age group of 9-35 years. The NFE target group i.e. 9-14 years were also included in order to stop the future inflow of illiterates in the area of adult education and also to provide a second chance for them to enter into the formal and non-formal stream of the education at multiple entry points. Inspite of this twin target i.e. 9-14 years and 15-35 years, the common strategy of using same materials and methods were adopted. In view of the above, the present study was formulated to understand the intentions of the children for enrolment and dropout, suitability of the learning materials, their performance in literacy individually and also in comparison with formal (class III and IV) and non-formal education (stage II & III) children. In addition to the above, the volunteers attitude and efficiency, the relationship between children characteristics and achievement was also attempted. The findings of the study will be helpful to suggest an appropriate entry point for this children into the formal and non-formal system of education. The efficiency of the programme can be improved by knowing the childrens intentions and hindrance for their participation by strengthening the positive aspects and by reducing the deterrents respectively. The performance of the childrens and the knowledge of the factors promoting the same, will enhance the quality of the programme. Further the functionaries attitude and efficiency can also be enhanced by knowing their present level and by improving the same through pre-service and in-service training programmes. The present book consisted of 6 chapter. Chapter one introduction deals with the a brief description of the present day trends in adult education and the various factors involved in implementation of programme. The review of literature (chapter II) briefly reviews the evaluation studies of TLC and identify the gaps in this area. The chapter III states problem of the study, objectively, hypothesis etc. The method of investigation constitutes chapter IV of the book. This chapter describes the method of the development of tools, study area, sample, data collection. The chapter V analysis and interpretation of data possess six sections, viz., motives of the children, causes of the drop-outs. Suitability of learning materials, ATP childrens achievement in literacy and related factors, NFE childrens achievement in literacy and related factors, standard of literacy possessed by the formal school children and related factors, comparative possessions of literacy among three groups, volunteers attitude and related factors and strength and weakness of the programme. The final chapter VI summary and conclusion briefly describes the present work. The book will be highly beneficial reference text for teachers, educators, policy makers and all concerned.
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About the author

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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Title Total Literacy Campaign for Out-of-School Children
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8176483931
length xiv+146 p., Tables; 23cm