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APPSC Assistant Professors Screening Test Syllabus 2018 (Adult Education)

Paper – II

Paper II will cover 180 Objective Type Questions (Multiple Choice, Matching type, True/False, Assertion – Reasoning type) carrying 180 marks of 3 hours duration. Each question carries 1 mark. There will be negative marks for wrong answers. Each wrong answer will be penalized @ 1/3rd of the marks prescribed for the question.

 Adult Education
1. Concepts and Terminologies
Andragogy and Pedagogy
➤  Illiteracy and its types, Literacy and its types – traditional, functional, mass, rapid, legal, technological.
➤  Adult education, adult learning, continuing education, lifelong learning, recurrent education, difference between teaching and training
➤   Formal education, non – formal education, informal education, incidental learning
➤  Development and its indicators, population education
➤   Social justice with respect to quality of life
➤   Adult education and development – social, economic, cultural
➤  Prior learning, its assessment and equivalence
➤   Extension education, field outreach, community engagement

2. Non – formal Approaches to Education
➤   The Non – formal approach in education – Education for All
➤   School drop – outs and universalisation of primary education and its relationship with adult
literacy; DPEP
➤   Teaching – learning materials for non – formal education – preparation according to the needs of various target groups
➤  Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

3. Continuing Education
➤   Jana Shikshan Nilayam, Continuing Education Scheme, Jana Shikshan Sansthan (Shramik Vidyapeeth)
➤  Continuing education courses – needs assessment, design, conduct, evaluation and modifications
➤  Identification, Mobilization and organisation of resources for continuing education
➤  Continuing education and technology, virtual university
➤   National Open School, the Open Basic Education program, continuing education and vocational courses
➤  Equivalence and academic credit for continuing education courses Emerging needs and
future perspectives Continuing education needs of industries

4. Population Education
➤  Evolution of the concept of population education; paradigm shifts
➤   Difference between population education and population studies
➤   Population education as a part of the curriculum at different levels of education
➤   UNFPA Project – Population Education Resource Centres and Clubs : New and varied approaches
➤  Development of learning materials
➤  Use of different media in population education
➤   Concept of evaluation and its relevance to population education programs
➤  Role of various agencies : NCERT, UGC, Directorate of Adult Education, SRCs, Universities

5. Programs on Social Issues
➤  Planning Forums, legal literacy programs, Bharat Gyan Vigyan Jatha
➤  Social issues such as water management, street children, bonded labour, environmental, preservation
➤  Programs for the awareness of Human Rights
➤   Gender issues and women’s empowerment with special reference to Mahila Samakhya program and anti – arrack agitation by neo – literate women of Nellore
➤   Methods for the evaluation of programs on social issues

6. Planning and Management
➤   Application of Management Principles at Program, Project, Voluntary efforts and course levels
➤   Management Information System for program efficiency
➤   Managerial techniques and technologies
➤   Leadership – types and styles
➤  Inter personal and group communication

7. Communication Technologies
➤   Educational Technologies
➤   Difference between audio – visual aids and use of educational technology Participatory communication methods
➤   New information technologies : multimedia packages, computer aided learning, websites on adult education, data base creation for adult education

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