Making the Most of Accreditation: Balancing the National and International Developments in Higher Education

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  • Author :Antony Stella , A. Gnanam
  • Year of Publication :2003
  • ISBN: :9788180690693
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: 439
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Education, Psychology

About the Book :

This book gives a comprehensive view of the development of adult, continuing and non-formal education in India. It attempts to provide information on almost all aspects of adult education. While the First Chapter, besides defining the terms of adult, continuing and non-formal education, traces the historical development, the Second Chapter is concerned with the National Policy on Adult Education as formulated by the Central Government from time to time. The Third Chapter takes up the planning of the adult education through Five-Year Plans (from First to Ninth Plan). The Fourth and Fifth Chapters are devoted to the recommendations of the Committees, Commissions, Working Groups and proceedings of the Central Advisory Board and major recommen-dations made by Conferences on Education respectively. The other Chapters (Sixth, Seventh and Eighth) deal with the National Adult Education Programme (1978), the role of the universities and colleges in the development of the programme, importance of research, evaluation and monitoring in this field. The Ninth Chapter highlights the role of adult education in achieving the Women Equality and Empowerment. The last Chapter provides statistics on adult, continuing and non-formal education.

About Author :

Antony Stella is the Adviser of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). As one of the fist staff of NAAC, she has been a part of all the developmental activities of NAAC for the past six years. With a Ph. D. in Educational Technology, she has published in both educational technology and quality assurance. She has more than 75 papers and seven books- three on Assessment Accreditation and the rest on Education- to her credit. She has authored a Report for UNESCO about external quality assurance in India. She is the Project Director of the Impact Analysis of Accreditation funded by the Ministry for Human Resource Development. She is the recipient of Shastri Indo Canadian Faculty Research Award and Fulbright Post doctoral Fellowship.

A. Gnanam, a leading Plant Molecular Biologist turned academic administrator, established the now well k known School of Biological sciences and one of three National Centres for Plant Molecular Biology. Prof. Gananam has been the Vice Chancellor of three universities for almost 14 years. Currently, he is Chairman of the Executive and other statutory bodies of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and a member of the Board of the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies for higher Education (INQAAHE). He is also a member of the Global Forum on Higher Education constituted by the UNESCO.