Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2019)
Continuing education as a tool for community development
Author(s): Avra Sen
Abstract: The paper aims to explore the scope of continuing education in the Indian context. The impact of continuing education on common people is delved into, highlighting the scope of the public educational institutions to take the responsibility on their shoulders apart from the various NGOs already committed to the task of imparting education to adults across various forms of the country. The scope of collaboration between educational institution and Gram Panchayats and the subsequent impact on continuing education is analyzed in the course of the paper. It becomes comprehensible that continuing education has the potential of being one of the most effective tools of inclusive development in the country. It can function as an effective means of bridging the gap between various sections of the society by empowering the masses with non-formal education to pave the way for economic independence.