CONTENTS:- Part I: Adult Education: 1. Development of adult education by 2001. 2. Development of adult education. 3. Literacy: critical factor for the knowledge revolution. 4. Adult education for success of democracy. 5. Life-long learning for a literate India: our future perspective. 6. Literacy accelerates the pace of development. 7. Adult education: its management strategy and methodology. 8. Learning society and human destiny. 9. Literacy and development. 10. Adult literacy campaign in Britain. 11. National literacy mission. 12. Communication media and materials for adult education. 13. Multimedia materials and methods for polyvalent education. 14. Educational technology for adult workers. 15. Concurrent evaluation: its meaning, need and methods. 16. Development of teaching-learning material in adult education. 17. Increasing illiteracy: a great challenge to the nation. 18. Life-long education: a way of life. 19. Communication process and teaching-learning strategies for adults. 20. Methods and techniques of teaching adults. 21. Distance learning system: concept and development. 22. Area development approach to adult education: role of colleges and universities. 23. Educational broadcasting for adults in the United Kingdom. 24. British Open University: a model for adult education. 25. Evaluation in adult education. 26. Research in adult education. 27. Paulo Friere: his pedagogy of the oppressed. 28. A school drop out: a living legend of encyclopaedia. Part II: Non-Formal Education: 29. Development of non-formal education by 2001. 30. Non-formal education: meaning, scope, nature and functions. 31. Non-formal education for national development: objectives, needs and clientele. 32. Non-formal education: its agencies and co-ordinators. 33. Development of non-formal education. 34. Non-formal education: methods, media and materials. 35. Evaluation and monitoring in non-formal education. 36. Deschooling movement and alternatives in education. 37. A cultural revolution for the learning society. 38. Non-formal education of the under-privileged.
Adult and non-formal education are essential not only for eradication of illiteracy and universalisation of elementary education, but also for making life-long education a way of life and for bringing about the cultural revolution for the learning society. These alternatives are inter-related and inter-dependent and both should, therefore, go hand in hand for achieving the laudable objectives. There has been demand from the learned readers to bring out the revised edition of the book "Adult and Non-Formal Education". Since a lot of changes have taken place in the national scenario of Adult and Non-Formal Education, it is really essential to deal with these new changes and make it up-to-date. The chapter "development of adult education by 2001" gives a comprehensive review and growth of adult education in India including the latest trends and issues. The chapter on "literacy : critical factor for the knowledge revolution" discusses the emerging need, importance and challenges of the information/knowledge revolution in our country. The chapter "life long learning for a literate India: our future perspective" deals with the concept of life long education/learning and the pressing needs for a literate India to cope up with the present transaction and the future perspective. Since evaluation has assumed more significance and taken new dimensions, the chapter on "concurrent evaluation : its meaning, need and methods" was felt significant for the revised edition. The chapter "development of teaching-learning material in adult education" is felt very useful for providing suitable teaching and learning material for different groups of clientele. The chapter "development of non-formal education by 2001" gives a detailed picture of non-formal education in India with most of the latest trends and issues. Lastly, in this revised edition it was also felt necessary to give for reference the recent Government policies and schemes.