RECENT ACTIVITIES, CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
 
 
   CERTIFICATE COURSE IN COUNSELLING & GUIDANCE (May-July, 2017)
 
The International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education (IIALE) launched a three months Certificate Course in Counselling & Guidance in May 2017. It is an integrated course on lifelong learning to enhance understanding about one’s self and others through empathetic approach. The objectives of the course are - help one to understand ‘self’ so that he/she learns to address the issues related to self, develop ability to understand others with empathy so as to ensure a relatively happy and healthy relationship with family and friends, develop empathetic understanding about one's own social responsibility and develop stress management skills to handle the counseling situation effectively.

The academic team consists of senior academicians from universities, practicing professionals on counselling and guidance and development professionals on social responsibility along with the faculty support of Indian Adult Education Association (IAEA) and IIALE. The Core Team Members includes Prof. S.Y Shah, Director, IIALE, Prof.N.K.Chadha, Professor and Chairperson (Research and Doctoral Programme), ManavRachna International University & former Professor and Head, Psychology Deptt, University of Delhi, Dr. V. Mohankumar, Director, IAEA, Prof. Rajesh, Chairman, SSC College, University of Delhi, Dr.PriyaBir, Associate Professor, AMV, University of Delhi, Ms. Meenu Bhargava, Career Counsellor & Director, Karan Consultants, Mr. SunnelKeswani, Life Skill Management Professional and Mrs. Kalpana Kaushik, Deputy Director, IAEA. Dr.Bani Bora, Senior Fellow, IIALE (Course Director).

The certificate course comprises of 60 sessions. The Medium of Instruction is English and Hindi.

The first batch comprises of thirteen students who are graduates.
 
First Batch of the Students along with the Faculty
 
 
   Students’ Meeting at IGNOU Study Centre
 
 
International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education (IIALE) is a Study Centre of IGNOU for the courses MA in Adult Education (MAAE) and Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (PGDAE). In this academic year in all 8 students have enrolled out of which 6 are in MAAE and 2 in PGDAE. The Study Centre organized an introductory meeting with the students on March 2, 2017 in which students had an interaction with Shri K.C.Choudhary, Chancellor, International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education and the faculty members - Prof. S.Y.Shah, Dr. V. Mohankumar and Dr.Bani Bora. Some of the major points discussed were on receipt of study materials, completion of assignments at the earliest, planning for Community-based Practical Activities, Workshop-based Practical Activities and Adult Education Training Centre/Institution-based Practical Activities and submission of application form for Term End Examination in June 2017 for which March 31st last date without late fee.

The Chancellor of IIALE desired the students to visit the Study Centre as many times as possible not only to interact with the faculty but also for referring books in the library. On his direction the students were given a book “New Companion to Adult Educators” written by Dr. Madan Singh for reference. Smt. Neha Gupta, Librarian has been advised to extend all help to students in locating the books whenever they want.

In order to have frequent interaction and exchange of ideas between the students and faculty Smt. Kalpana Kaushik, Programme Incharge, IGNOU PSC – 29049P created a group in WhatsApp which is now frequently used by the students.
 
 
IGNOU MAAE and PGDAE Programme - Students’ Counseling

A counseling session for the students pursuing IGNOU’s MA Adult Education and Post-Graduate Diploma in Adult Education was organized on April 13, 2017 in IGNOU Study Centre of International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education.

The students interacted with the Academic Counselors Prof. S.Y.Shah, Prof. Rajesh, Dr. V.Mohankumar, Dr. A. Mathew, Dr. Mandakini Pant and Dr.Bani Bora on the lessons and practical work. The students also had the opportunity to meet Prof. Thomas J. Sork, Professor, Adult Learning and Education, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada andProf. Asoke Bhattacharya, former Professor, Department of Adult, Continuing Education, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Scholar in Residence of International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education.

Prof. Thomas Sork while interacting with the students said that adult education as a subject of study is taught in many universities all over the world and appreciated the students for selecting the particular subject in Open Distance Learning mode. He further said that this subject will enable them understand about the community and society in much more detail.

Prof. Asoke Bhattacharya said that students of adult education should know about Paulo Freire, a Brazilian who strived hard for the liberation of oppressed. He was against the culture of silence and hence, he wanted the people to speak so that they are able to convey what they think instead of simply accepting or following the dictum of others.

Dr. M.V. Lakshmi Reddy, Programme Coordinator, IGNOU during interaction with students explained about the practical work to be done by them and submission of reports to Study Centre which is an important academic work for the first year of study. He also said that they should read the learning materials and understand the contents as they are prepared for self-learning. According to him the more one reads the material better will be the understanding. He advised the students who have not got the learning materials to contact IGNOU Regional Centre, Delhi – 2 to avail the same. He wanted the students to contact him over phone or by e-mail for more clarification, if any. (e-mail: lakshmireddy_m_v@hotmail.comTel: 011- 29572935 (O), 09868956537 (M).
Students asked a few questions/points for clarification which was provided by both Dr. Lakshmi Reddy and the Academic Counselors.

Finally, Shri K.C.Choudhary, Chancellor, International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education requested the students to concentrate on studies as the examination is fast approaching and any further clarification needed can be availed from the Academic Counselors either on phone or by visiting the Study Centre.
 
 
 
GOVERNOR OF KERALA Shri. Justice P. Sathasivam distributed ALADIN ( UIL ) Scholarships for PG Diploma Students of Indira Gandhi National Open University.
 
The ALADIN (UIL) Scholarships for students of PG Diploma in Adult Education (PGDAE ) of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) was received by the study Centre of State Resource Centre (SRC), Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State. The awards were instituted by the ALADIN (UNESCO INSTITUTE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING) through the International Institute of Lifelong Education (IIALE), New Delhi. Awards for four students who scored highest marks and successfully completed the PGDAE were distributed by the Governor of Kerala Shri. Justice P. Sathasivam at a special functionheld at the Travancore Hall, Technopark Thiruvananthapuram on 21st February 2017. The function was chaired by Dr. Usha Titus, IAS, Principal Secretary, General Education, Govt. of Kerala and Chairperson of SRC Kerala. The recipients of the scholarships were Miss. T.K. Saritha, Thiruvananthaupram, (Reg. No. 157981600), Shri. K. Jayachandran, Kollam, (Reg. No. 147737078), Dr. K. Thamizhaniyan, Pondicherry (Reg. No. 159624211), and Dr. S. Vaidyanathan, Pondicherry (Reg. No. 159624164). The scholarship includes cheque of Rs. 6000/- (Six Thousand only) and a Certificate from IIALE, New Delhi. The scholarship amount given by UIL reimbursed the actual fee paid by the students. It was meant to encourage the participation of students from the weaker sections of society.

( Brief report by Dr.T.S. Nair, Coordinator of the Study Center in Kerala).
 
Governor of Kerala Shri. Justice P. Sathasivam inaugurate the function with lighting the lamp.
 
Scholarship winners with SRCOfficials.Left to right. Sri Shabeer, Dr. T. S. Nair,
Sri. K. Jayachandran, ,Miss. T. K. Saritha, Dr. Usha Titus IAS, Shri. Hrishikesh Nair,
Dr. K. Thamizhaniyan, Dr. S. Vaidyanathan, Dr. N. B. Suresh Kumar and
Sri. M. Thajudeen.
 
          Dr. S. Vaidhyanathan Receives Scholarship.
     Dr. K. Thamizhaniyan, Receives Scholarship
Sri K. Jayachandran Receives Scholarship
Miss. T. K. Saritha Receives Scholarship
 
 
   Students from Wurzburg University visit to IIALE
 
 
Ms. Petra Paueger and Mr. Jan-Philipp Schaefel, students pursuing Master’s Programme in Adult Education at Julius Maximilian University,Würzburg, Germany,visited the institute on April 19, 2017 and had a fruitful interaction on topics of academic interest with Shri K.C.Choudhary, President, Indian Adult Education Association and Chancellor, IIALE, Prof.S.Y.Shah, Director, IIALE, Dr.V.Mohankumar, Director, IAEA, Dr. Mandakini Pant and Dr.Bani Bora, Senior Fellows, IIALE, Shri Suresh Khandelwal, Joint Secretary, IAEA and Smt. Kalpana Kaushik, Deputy Director, IAEA.

Dr. Thomas J. Sork, Professor, Adult Learning and Education, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada and Distinguished Professor, IIALE was also present on that day and the students had the added advantage of exchanging ideas with him also.

Ms. ArunimaChouhan and Ms. SunitaSijwali, students from JamiaMilliaIslamia University who had earlier visited Germany on students exchange programme were also present.
 
 
 
   Interactive meeting for Academic Counsellors of IGNOU AE Programme
 
 
The International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education (IIALE) of Indian Adult Education Association is a study centre of IGNOU for MA, PG Diploma and PG Certificate in Adult Education. The admission for these courses have already started by IGNOU and the procedure will go on upto August. As the allocation of students to the study centre is expected to be in the third or fourth week of September, an interactive session was organized for the Academic Counsellors on July 18, 2016 in which the inputs were given by Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, Regional Director,Dr.M.A. Laskar, Assistant Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre – 2, Raj Ghat and Dr. M.V. Lakshmi Reddy, Associate Professor & Programme Coordinator for Adult EducationProgrammes in School of Education, IGNOU.

The Counsellors attended were Dr. Madan Singh, Dr.A.Mathew, Prof. Rajesh, Dr. Mandakini Pant, Dr.Bani Bora and Dr.V.Mohankumar. Apart from the Counsellors, the interactive session was also attended by Shri K.C.Choudhary, President and Prof.L.Raja, Associate Secretary, IAEA, Prof.C.J.Daswani, former Unesco Consultant and Prof. N. K. Ambasht, former Chairman, NIOS.

Smt. Kalpana Kaushik, Deputy Director, IAEA & Programme In-charge of IGNOU Study Centre No.29049P welcomed all those present in the session which was followed by a brief introductory address by Prof. S.Y.Shah, Director, IIALE in which he gave the need for such a meeting to enable the Counsellors to understand their roles and responsibilities better. According to him this was only an initial step taken and the Counsellors will be benefited more when IGNOU organizes two days intensive training for all the Counsellors of the study centres in Delhi.

Thereafter, Dr. Sanjeev Pandey, Regional Director, IGNOU gave a talk on the role and responsibilities of his university in Lifelong Education and the importance of study centres in assisting the students pursuing the courses and the Academic Counsellors in guiding the students in their academic work, Dr. M.V. Lakshmi Reddy, Associate Professor & Programme Coordinator for Adult EducationProgrammes in School of Education made a detailed presentation on the modular approach for all the three courses in adult education offered by IGNOU and credits for each module. The presentation also included practical work to be done by the students – both compulsory and optional and the role of Mentors and the Academic Counsellors in guiding them.
 
 
   IIALE organized Visiting Scholar Colloquium
 
The participants of the visiting scholar colloquium with Professor Regina & Professor Sabine Schmidt-Lauff
 
The International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education, New Delhi (established by Indian Adult Education Association) organized a five day Visiting Scholar Colloquium at New Delhi from October 18-22, 2016. The main objective of this programme was to provide an opportunity to the Doctoral students to consult and collect data from the vast collection of adult education publications – books, documents, theses, research and evaluation studies and journals available at the AmarnathJha Library of IAEA and also benefit from the presentation and discussion of their individual research topics with the resource persons and faculty of the institute.

In all 12 scholars participated in the colloquium - Ms. Reshma Mariam (Pondicherry University), Ms. RajkumariMeena (University of Delhi), Ms. Arunima Chauhan (JamiaMilliaIslamia University), Ms. SunitaSigwali (JamiaMilliaIslamia University), Ms. Shalini Singh (JNU), Shri Hari R.S (Gandhigram Rural Institute Deemed University), Shri P.P. Siraj (Bharatidhasan University), Shri R. Rameshkumar (Gandhigram Rural Institute Deemed University), Shri Shaju John (IGNOU), Shri Manoj Sebastian (IGNOU), Shri Santosh Kumar Kappu (University of Delhi) and Shri VirendraKumar (JNU). All the out station scholars were given free boarding and lodging in IAEA Guest House and Rs.10,000/- to cover travel and other sundry expenses. Delhi based scholars were given Rs.2500/- (@ Rs.500/- per day) to cover local travel.
 
Professor Shah & Mr.Choudhary addressing scholars
 

In the brief inaugural session on October 18, 2016 Shri K.C.Choudhary, Chancellor, International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education welcomed the participants while Prof. S.Y.Shah, Director, IIALE briefed them about the programme for the next five days. This was followed by a presentation on Indian Adult Education Association by Dr.V.Mohankumar, Director, IAEA.

The five days programme was divided into three major parts – lecture on chosen topics by resource persons, presentation by the research scholars on their topics of research and library study. The resource persons who have delivered lectures were – Dr.V.Mohankumar, Director, IAEA on the topic “Current Policy and Programmes of Adult Education in India”, Shri M.L.Sharma, Assistant Director (Library and Information Services), IAEA & Smt. Neha Gupta, Documentation Assistant, IAEA on “Introduction to the Resources at IAEA”, Prof. N.K. Ambasht, former Professor of Adult Education, Sokoto University, Nigeria & former Chairman, NIOS  on “Ethics in Research” and Dr. Sayantan Mandal, Assistant Professor, National University of Educational Planning & Administration “Lifelong Learning in India and e-Resources”.  

The research scholars presented their research topics before the experts – Shri Hari R.S on “Migrant Labourers in Kerala: a Study with special reference to construction sector” and Ms.Reshma Mariam on “A Comparative Study of Awareness and Attitude of High School Students and Teachers towards English Literature in enhancing LSRW skills” (Experts: Prof. N.K. Ambasht and Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, Group of Adult Education, JNU), Ms. Shalini Singh on “International Development, Foreign Aid and Development Education” and Shri Virendra Kumar on “Poverty Alleviation Efforts in India 2000-15 : A Development Education Perspective” (Experts: Prof. B.K. Pattanaik, Director, School of Extension & Development Studies, IGNOU and Shri K.C.Choudhary, Chancellor, IIALE), Ms. SunitaShiwalion“Study of Effectiveness of Text and Voice SMS on Prenatal Care Behaviour of Pregnant Women” andShri Shaju John on              ”Involvement of Preraks in Equivalency Programme in Kerala” (Experts: Prof. V.K. Dikshit, Department of ACEE, University of Delhi and Dr. Madan Singh, Registrar, IIALE), Shri Santosh Kumar Kappu on “Skill Enhancement of Labour in Unorganized Sector through Adult Education in NCR” and Shri SirajP.P.on “A Study of Skill   Development Programme for Youth implemented through NFE in Kerala” (Experts:Dr. R.S.P Singh, Director, School of Vocational Education IGNOU and Prof. S.Y.Shah, Director, IIALE), Ms. Arunima Chauhan on“Consumer Awareness among Rural and Slum Dweller Women”andShri R. Rameshkumar  on “Innovations in Vocational Skill Development Programmes in Lifelong Education for Sustainable Development” (Experts:Dr. M.V.  Lakshmi Reddy, School of Education, IGNOU and Dr.V.Mohankumar, Joint Registrar, IIALE) and lastly Ms. Rajkumari on “Stress Management of Elderly in the Old Age Homes in Delhi” and Shri Manoj Sebastian on “Impact of Environmental Literacy Programme” (Experts: Prof.S.K.Bhatti, Head, Department of Adult Continuing Education & Extension, JamiaMilliaIslamia and Prof. S.Y.Shah, Director, IIALE).

For library study a number of books, research thesis, evaluation reports and books as chosen by the scholars from the library were issued.
 
Visiting Scholars referring books in library
 

The scholars also had an interaction with Prof. Regina Egetenmeyer, Julius Maximilian University, Wurzburg, Germany and Prof. Sabine Schmidt-Lauff, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany. They also had an opportunity to know about Comparative Studies in Adult Education and Lifelong Learning through a presentation made by Prof. Regina Egetenmeyer.

The concluding address was given by Prof. B.S.Garg, Patron, IAEA and Visitor, IIALE who also gave away the certificates to the scholars.

 
 
   IIALE Fellowship 2009 Conferred.
 
IIALE Fellowship 2009 was conferred on seven persons from the field of adult and lifelong education by Shri K.C. Choudhary, Chancellor, International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education in a solemn function held at Magnolia, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on October 13, 2009. Dr. Madan Singh, Registrar, IIALE and Prof. S.Y. Shah, Honorary Director, IIALE were present on the occasion. Dr. V. Mohankumar, Joint Registrar, IIALE readout the citations. The recipients were:
 
  • Dr. R. Rajan, Director, State Resource Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Dr. N.V.R. Kapali, Professor and Head, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Dr. Bhupendra Singh Baghel, Director, Jan Shikshan Sansthan, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
  • Dr. V. Seeni Natarajan, Associate Professor, Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, Gandhigram Rural University, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu.
  • Dr. Rajesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  • Dr. Jai Prakash Dubey, Senior Lecturer, Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension, University of Delhi, Delhi.
  • Dr. T. Sundaresan Nair, Director, State Resource Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
 
 
   International workshop on Women’s Empowerment and Education
 
Group Photo of the International workshop on Women’s Empowerment and Education organized by the International Institute of Adult & Lifelong Education, New Delhi.September, 11-12, 2015 during the study visit of the students of Wurzburg university
 
   PROFESSOR SOREN EHLERS of AAARHUS UNIVERSITY
PROFESSOR SOREN EHLERS of AAARHUS UNIVERSITY along with a group of students who attended his lecture on Lifelong Learning delivered on April 15, 2016 at the Institute.
 
   Professor Thomas A.Sork delivers James Draper Memorial Lecture (2015)
James A. Draper Memorial Lecture 2015 was organized by International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education (IIALE) on November 6, 2015 at India International Centre, New Delhi. Professor Thomas A. Sork, Senior Associate Dean, International and Administration, Faculty of Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada delivered the lecture on the topic The Place of Ethics and the Ethics of Place in Adult and Lifelong Education.

Prof. S.Y. Shah, Director, IIALE introduced the speaker and recollected his long association with Indian Adult Education Association. Subsequently, Professor Shah gave a brief presentation on the role of Professor James Draper and his role in setting up the first university Department of Adult Education at the Rajasthan University.

While delivering the lecture Professor Sork said that when he was working in the Continuing Education Units of several universities he constantly confronted by various moral dilemmas and had not acquired conceptual tools to adequately analyze and resolve them. Hence, he not only felt inadequate to resolve them but was curious why the literature he had been exposed to in his studies of adult education had been silent on the ethics of practice. He had always suspected that this was because the adult educators regard themselves as always taking the high moral ground and thereby avoid finding themselves in morally-ambiguous or morally-dangerous territory. So he started his work in adult education with a related interest in professional ethics. He narrated a number of ethical issues in adult education by quoting living examples and how the adult educators have to behave when such issues come before them.
Thereafter, he spoke in detail about a few publications brought out on ethics in adult education including Interdisciplinary Code of Ethics for Adult Education (Connelly & Light, 1981), a paper written by him alongwith a doctoral student (Singarella & Sork, 1983), code of ethics developed specially for those in adult education by the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education (PAACE, 1985), a comprehensive book on ethics on adult education published by Teachers College Press, Columbia University (Brockett, 1988), an article published on the front page in New York Times on May 26, 1991, Confronting Controversies in Challenging Times: A Call for Action (Galbraith & Sisco, 1992) which included a chapter arguing in affirmative that a code of ethics was needed (Sork & Welock, 1992) and another one in negative (Cunningham, 1992), Code of Ethics for Adult Educators (Wood, 1996) and Towards Developing a Universal Code of Ethics for Adult Educators (Siegel, 2000).

He concluded his lecture by stating that Jim Draper must be looking for the adult educators to discuss the ethics of practice in dynamic challenging India. He would be impressed by the grate strides India has made in addressing issues of literacy, equality, population, diversity, health and the challenges of rapid development. He would be impressed if the Twelfth Five Year Plan succeeds in the paradigm shift from basic literacy to lifelong learning.
 
 
   International Seminar on Professionalization of Adult Education 29 August 2014
A brief Report :
An International Seminar on Professionalization of Adult Education was organized by the International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education as an inaugural event of the Platinum Jubilee celebration of Indian Adult Education Association at India International Center on August 29, 2014. The highlight of the seminar was the two memorial lectures delivered by two eminent scholars from Europe,viz; Professor Regina Egetenmeyer of the Julius Maximilian University, Wurzburg, Germany and Professor Soren Ehlers of the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark. The seminar was presided over by Professor B.S.Garg,Visitor to the Institute and compered by Dr. Mohan Kumar, Joint Registrar . Inaugurating the seminar , Dr. K. C Choudhary, Chancellor of the Institute expressed his happiness that the Institute has planned an international seminar on a theme of contemporary relevance and hoped that the seminar will be followed up with further activities in different parts of the country. Thereafter, Professor S.Y. Shah, Director of the institute introduced the theme and speakers. Discussing the importance of professionalization of adult education, Professor Shah recollected some of initiatives taken by Indian Adult Education Association and the Institute in strengthening Adult education as a field of practice and discipline of study through various professional development programmes. He also mentioned the various professional activities undertaken in different parts of the world , especially in Europe through the Professionalization of Adult Education Network.
 
Giving a brief background of the memorial lectures instituted in the names of Professor James A Draper and Roby Kidd , Professor shah recalled their long association with Indian Adult Education Association and their contributions to professionalization of adult education though their researches and publications . Subsequently Professor Regina was invited to deliver Professor James A. Draper Memorial Lecture on the theme of Academic Professionalization in Adult and Continuing Education: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives in Germany and beyond. In her lecture, she defined academic professionalization and briefly discussed its various dimensions and some of the challenges. Afterwards, Professor Soren delivered Roby Kidd Memorial Lecture on the topic - What Kind of Professionalism is Relevant Today? The Nordic Countries- As a Case. In his lecture, he dealt with the association of Professor Robby Kidd with Danish adult educators during the first World conference on Adult Education held at Elsinore in Denmark and discussed the tussle between the official and non-officials on the importance and role of adult education in Denmark. Further, he touched upon the current professional status of adult education in Denmark in particular and other Nordic countries in general. The seminar was concluded with a vote of thanks by Dr.Madan Singh, Registrar of the Institute.
 
   Professor Thomas Sork is conferred the Distinguish Professorship of IIALE
 

The International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education (IIALE) has been regularly extending invitations to eminent Adult Educators from different countries with a view to promoting exchange of ideas and exploring the possibilities of undertaking collaborative programmes.

Recently on October 31st, the Institute invited Professor. Thomas J. (Tom) Sork, a distinguished scholar in the field of Adult Education and Senior Associate Dean, International and Administration of The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He was accompanied by Mr. Shapoor Marfatia, Director, Business Development, Faculty

of Education, The University of British Columbia. Professor Stork interacted with the faculty members of the Institute and made a presentation on “Global Core Curriculum in Adult Education: Possible or Desirable” based on his earlier research. The participants included Prof. C.J. Daswani, Shri K.K. Sethi, Prof. N. K. Ambasht, Prof. R.M.Kalra, Dr. Anita Priyadarshini, Prof. Shobhita Jain, Smt. Nishat Farooq, Dr. A. Mathew, Dr. Rajesh, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Shri Sanjeev Roy, Dr. J.P. Dubey, Ms. Mina Toko, Shri Albert Abraham, Smt. Kalpana Kaushik and Dr. V. Mohankumar.
   

Professor Stork interacted with the faculty members of the Institute and made a presentation on “Global Core Curriculum in Adult Education: Possible or Desirable” based on his earlier research.

The participants included Prof. C.J. Daswani, Shri K.K. Sethi, Prof. N. K. Ambasht, Prof. R.M.Kalra, Dr. Anita Priyadarshini, Prof. Shobhita Jain, Smt. Nishat Farooq, Dr. A. Mathew, Dr. Rajesh, Dr. Ajay Kumar, Shri Sanjeev Roy, Dr. J.P. Dubey, Ms. Mina Toko, Shri Albert Abraham, Smt. Kalpana Kaushik and Dr. V. Mohankumar

 
In the introductory remarks the Hall of Fame. Prof. Shah announced the decision of the Institute to confer the Distinguished Professorship to Thomas Sork in recognition of his manifold contributions to the field of Adult Education and his keen interest in promoting Indo-Canadian cooperation through collaborative programmes. Subsequently, he presented the Certificate to Professor Sork.
 
   Prof. Arne Carlsen and Dr. Alan Tuckett visit IIALE, New Delhi
 
The International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education and Indian Adult Education Association had the rare honor of receiving two internationally renowned scholars in the field of Adult and Lifelong learning -- Prof. Arne Carlsen, ( Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg) and Dr. Alan Tuckett, (President, International Council for Adult Education, Montevideo, Uruguay) during the second week of September 2011. They were in New Delhi in connection with the International Conference on Women's Literacy for Inclusive and Sustainable Development hosted by the National Literacy Mission of Government of India.
 
(From L-R) L. Raja, V. Mohankumar, Arne Carlsen, S. Y. Shah,
K.C. Choudhary, Madan Singh
(From L-R) V. Mohankumar, S. Y. Shah, Alan Tuckett,
K.C. Choudhary, Madan Singh
 
They visited the Documentation Center of the Association and showed great interest in the ongoing activities of the Institute and the Association and held detailed discussion on various issues of common concern with Shri K. C. Choudhary, Chancellor; Prof. S. Y. Shah, Honorary Director; Dr. V. Mohankumar, Registrar and faculty members of International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education. They appreciated the various activities of the Institute and expressed the desire to initiate collaborative programmes in course of time. They hoped that the International Institute would play a more active role in the promotion of international cooperation through adult and lifelong learning.The Chancellor presented them a set of publications of the Institute and the Association.
 
 
   Visitors to IAEA
   
   
Prof. Arne Carlsen, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg visited IAEA on September 10, 2011. He was received by Shri K. C. Choudhary, General Secretary, Dr. Madan Singh, Treasurer, Prof. S.Y. Shah, Member, Executive Committee, Dr. L.Raja, Vice President and Dr. V. Mohankumar, Director. He had a detailed discussion about the Indian Adult Education Association and International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education. He also visited the Library and Document Centre of the Association.
   
   
Prof. Arne Carlsen is also the Professor Emeritus of International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education.

Dr. Alan Tuckett, President, International Council of Adult Education (ICAE), Montevideo, Uruguay visited IAEA on September 12, 2011. Dr. Alan is the former Director of National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education (NIACE), UK. He had a detailed discussion about the activities of IAEA with Shri K. C. Choudhary, General Secretary, Dr. Madan Singh, Treasurer, Prof. S. Y. Shah, Member, Executive Committee and Dr. V. Mohankumar, Director. He has also shown keen interest in the books and documents kept in the Library of the Association.
 
 
  Some of the important events organised by the Institute are as follows :
 
1.   An International Seminar on Urban Literacy (with the support of Uppingham Seminars &
      National Literacy Mission.
2.   An International workshop on Adult Learning Documentation and Information Network was
      Organized with this support of UNESCO Insitute for Lifelong Learning, Indian Council for Social Science
      Research and National Literacy Mission.
3.   An E-Learning Seminar by Ms. Christine Glanz of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
4.   A seminar on Lifelong Learning by Prof. Andy Green of University of London.
5.   Professor James A. Draper Memorial Lectures by Dr. L. Mishra. ,& Dr.Chris Atkin, Prof. John W.Morgan,
      ​Prof. REGINA EGETENMEYER​. Prof.Soren Ehlers, Prof.Tom Sork
 
 
Dr.Bhaskar Chatterjee , the former Director General of the National Literacy Mission released​ the book on International Perspectives on Adult and lifelong Learning edited by Professor S.Y. Shah
 
 
 
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