RECENT ACTIVITIES, CONFERENCES & SEMINARS
 
 
 
   Prof. Regina's recent visit to IAEA/IIALE
 
 
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.
 

A Rare Honour to Indian Adult Education: Professor S.Y. Shah inducted to
the International Hall of Fame

[From L-R] K.C.Choudhary, Chancellor, IIALE, Thomas A.Sork, Associate Dean, University of British Columbia, S.Y.Shah, Director, IIALE, Lawrence TSUI, Founder Director of Continuing Education, University of Macau
 
International Hall of Fame (HOF) in Adult Continuing Education has been honoring adult educators from different parts of the globe in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the field of Adult continuing Education at national and international levels.

Professor S.Y. Shah, currently the Director of International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education and a former Professor of Jawaharlal Nehru University received a gold medal and inducted to the International Hall of Fame in Adult Continuing Education at an impressive ceremony organized during the Annual Conference of the American Association of Adult Continuing Education held at Oklahoma on November 18, 2015.

The impressive ceremony was attended by Dr.K.C.Choudhary, Chancellor of International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education. On the side-lines of ceremony, Prof. Shah and Choudhary met a renowned adult educator – Professor Alexander Charters who is 99 years and exchanged views on various issues. Afterwards, Professor Shah and Choudhary visited the International HOF located at the Department of Continuing Education of University of Oklahoma. Prof. Shah is the second Indian to receive the honour.

Prof. Shah has been recognized for his researches and publications in the area of history of adult education, professionalization, international cooperation and institutional building specially setting-up the International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education and Indian Reading Association and editing the Indian Journal of Adult Education and International Journal of Adult and Lifelong Education for a couple of years besides taking leadership role in organizing several short-term courses, workshops, seminars and conferences; designing and teaching innovative courses in India and abroad and serving as Chairman/Member of several Expert Committees of National Literacy Mission, University Grants Commission, Planning Commission, World Literacy of Canada, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Indian Adult Education Association and Directorate of Adult Education.

Professor Shah has been a recipient of Nehru Literacy Award (2007).

Following interview on Skype by Professor Richard Patterson of Chicago University throws light on Prof. Shah’s work in the field of adult education.

Professor Richard Patterson: Hello Shah. Congratulations on being inducted into the International Hall of Fame (HOF) in Adult Continuing Education. How do you feel? How did it happen?
 
Thank you Patterson. I am delighted to join the HOF. I knew about the HOF and was quite familiar with the work of several members of the HOF as I used to give an assignment to my Masters students to select two eminent adult educators (one from India and one from overseas) and discuss their work in the class.
They invariably visited the website of HOF and selected one international adult educator from the members I had no idea how the persons were selected by the HOF. Then, one day I got an e-mail from Prof.Tom Sork, Senior Associate Dean of the University of British Columbia and a member of HOF that he wants to recommend my name to the HOF and if interested I should send him a copy of my CV. Needless to say that I complied with his request. Based on my CV, he undertook the tedious task of preparing my nomination papers. He informed me that he would request Professor Budd Hall to second my name. The nominator has to personally attend the function and introduce the nominee and hand over the plaque and medal which he did with pleasure.

What is your educational background and how did your professional career begin and when did you enter the field of adult education?

I did two Masters Degrees viz., History and Education and M.Phil and Ph.D in History of Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. My professional career began as a Lecturer in Education at the National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi where I got the chance of working in India’s first non-formal education project at Bhumiadhar in Nainital District and later at Baruali in Aligarh district for about eight years. Subsequently when JNU launched adult education programme, I was appointed as an Assistant Director of Adult Continuing Education programme. With my long experience in training and material development in the area of non-formal education, I had no difficulty in initiating adult education programmes in the university.
 
 
     What were your significant work in the field of adult education?
Apart from the mandatory work of planning and managing adult continuing education programmes in and around the campus of JNU, I devoted lot of time to do research in history of adult education. The credit should go to my teachers late Professor Tapas Majumdar and Sarvepalli Gopal who told me to focus on research and publications as it would justify my position in the university as an academic and earn respectability. Since I had the background of history, I started research in the area of history of adult education.

Broadly I worked in three areas viz., history of adult education, international cooperation and professionalization.
Professor Shah and Dr.Choudhary met Professor Alexander Charters who is 99 years old during the induction ceremony of the Hall of Fame at Oklahoma. Professor Charters has been a Professor of Adult Education at Syracuse University where he built-up an International Depository of Adult Education. He was also the founding President of International Society of Comparative Adult Education. He has several publications in the area of comparative adult education. He has also published his paper in the Indian Journal of Adult Education and visited India.
Also seen in the photo is Professor Margret Charters, wife of Professor Alexander Charters.
 
I observed that though there were several documents in adult education, they were scattered and not easily accessible to researchers or policy makers. Hence I began by collecting and editing all the important documents related to Indian adult education and brought out a Source Book and an Encyclopedia of Adult Education in India which were readily published by the National Literacy Mission of Government of India. Then I started identifying eminent adult educators and examining their ideas and work. Since during those days, the university was implementing Each One Teach One programme originally developed by Dr.Frank Laubach - an American PresbyterianMissionary, I began studying his ideas and work. As he had donated all his papers to Syracuse University, I travelled to Syracuse with a Kellogg Visiting Scholar Award and studied his collection which was kept in 56 boxes and edited a volume on his work in India which was published by Indian Adult Education Association. During late 1980s, when India had launched literacy campaigns, I was curious to know the origins of the campaign approach. Since my readings showed that Bihar had launched a successful literacy campaign as early as 1930s, I researched and wrote a book on Adult Education in Bihar which was again published by IAEA on the occasion of Golden Jubilee. Then I was invited to write a piece on history of adult education in India for the Encyclopedia of Education published by NCERT.

Since one of my task in JNU was developing the discipline of adult education and introduce teaching programme, I started reading about the development of university adult education. I came to know that as early as 1960’s, the University of Rajasthan had set-up the first department of adult education in India. My colleague Dr. Anita Dighe suggested that I study the Rajasthan experience to gain some insights into the development of university adult education. At that time, I had a chance of meeting late Professor James Draper -one of the persons closely associated with the setting-up of the department of adult education at Rajasthan University. From my interactions with him I came to know the role of several Canadians in the promotion of university adult education in India. This led me to focus on international cooperation and examine overseas influences on Indian adult education and I brought out two publications on the role and influence of Canada and Britain on Indian adult education.


I understand that you are the Co-coordinator of the Asia Europe network on Professionalization of Adult Education. When and how did your work in the area of professionalization of adult education begin? Did you face any challenge?

My work on professionalization of adult education began in JNU. One of my mandate in JNU was on developing the discipline of adult education and designing professional courses in adult education. It was not easy as I had thought. When I discussed the idea with the then Dean of School of Social Sciences late Professor Ashok Mathur, he was not sure whether the students in JNU would be interested in such a course and he suggested that I should offer anon-credit course on adult education to ascertain the interest of students. Following his advice, I designed anon-credit course and advertised and some of the students responded. I taught the course once in a week for a semester and initially 24 students registered for the course and I gave them a certificate of participation. In the subsequent three semesters, the number of students increased to 34 and 42. The last batch of students felt that the course should be offered as a regular credit course and they submitted a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor which was forwarded to the Dean and I was asked to design a credit course. Thus an adult education course was introduced in JNU mainly due to the demand from the students.

During my interactions with several literacy workers, I came to know that a number of them were keen to take-up a professional course in adult education to improve their knowledge. But they were not interested in joining a full time course. They felt that if there is a short course through Open Distance Learning mode, they could pursue it along with their job. I took-up the challenge and with the support of UGC and UNESCO Institute for Education and National Literacy Mission and active cooperation of several academics, a short course on Participatory Adult Learning and Documentation and Networking (PALDIN) consisting of two learning packages were developed and it was hosted on the UNESCO website so that interested adult education functionaries could benefit. Since most of the learners were keen to have a certificate from a recognized university, I approached the then Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi National Open University- Professor Rajasekharan Pillai with a request to explore the possibilities of expanding the learning package into a diploma programme. The university reviewed the materials and in due course, expanded it to a Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Adult Education. A global survey undertaken by the Slovenian Institute of Adult Education identified PALDIN as one of three innovative professional development programmes for adult educators.

My interest in professionalization did not confine to developing professional courses, but I felt that a professional institute would be a great help in furthering professionalization. Hence I was exploring the possibilities of setting-up an Institute.

How did you pursue the idea of setting-up an Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education?


Since I was working as a Senior Fellow at the erstwhile National Institute of Adult Education in New Delhi, where I was engaged in designing professional development programmes and other activities, I had an idea and understood the importance of such an Institute in furthering professionalization of adult education. Subsequent to the closure of the Institute, there was a demand for such an Institute in different forums of adult education. As I was the Vice President of IAEA and actively involved in several activities of IAEA, viz; designing and directing short courses on research methodology and recent developments in adult continuing education, organizing seminars, workshops and editing the Indian Journal Adult Education, I felt that if such professional activities are undertaken under the aegis of an Institute, it would command better recognition. I discussed the idea with Dr.K.C.Choudhary, President of IAEA during an informal luncheon meeting. He not only welcomed the idea but asked me to prepare the blue print of such an institute. All the members of the Executive Committee endorsed the idea and the Institute was registered as a non-profit organization in 2002. I am happy to say that, the institute has succeeded in getting the cooperation of a large number of national and international scholars and it is functioning well over a decade.


What are the major achievements of the Institute?

The institute started functioning with an International Seminar on Urban Literacy supported by the British Council and National Literacy Mission. Although the institute launched an International Journal of Adult and Lifelong Education which I edited for over three years, it could not be continued due to the lack of quality articles. With the support of the UNESCO Institute for Education, a study of adult learning organizations in India was undertaken which led to the development of a professional development programme (PALDIN). We have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of British Columbia (Canada), J.M. University, Wurzburg (Germany) for undertaking collaborative programmes and exchange of faculty and students. We have been organizing annual James Draper Lectures by eminent scholars. We have an active publication plans.


As the Director of the institute did you face any challenge?

Because of the strong support of the Chancellor and other members of the Institute, I did not face any problem in managing the Institute. However lack of interest among the faculty in taking-up research programmes and bringing out publications has been an important issue. Besides attracting young scholars to take active interest in adult and lifelong learning has been a big challenge. Hence we are planning to grant a number of Visiting Scholar Awards to young scholars and Scholar in Residence Awards to senior academics to visit the Institute and carry out their researches.
I understand that you were very closely associated with NGOs specially IAEA. What were your experiences of working with NGOs?

I have had a rewarding experience of working with NGOs specially- IAEA for over two decades. For about a decade when I was the Vice President of IAEA,I took active interest in organizing short courses on research methodology and recent developments in adult education in collaboration with JNU. During my tenure as a member of India Advisory Board of World Literacy of Canada for over a decade, I designed an innovative curriculum for their adult education programme in eastern U.P.I observed that NGO’s invariably welcomed the academic guidance provided by academicians.

I have seen from your CV that you worked as a Joint Advisor in Planning Commission and served as a Chairman of the Twelfth Five Year Plan Sub Group on Adult Education and member of several Committees of the government. What has been your experience of working with Government?


Working in Government was a great learning experience for me. In fact I joined Planning Commission mainly to understand how the five year plans are made and funds are allocated. I got an opportunity to learn the art of drafting the chapter on Education of the Eight Five Year Plan and understand the intricacies of policy formulation. Based on my experience in Planning Commission, I wrote a paper on funding of adult education. In fact, I enjoyed working in Government and during my interactions with some of the senior civil servants specially late Mr. Anil Bordia, Dr. L. Mishra, Mr. M. R. Kolhatkar and Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, I found them to be very competent and committed to adult education. Though serving as bureaucrats, some of them were better than university professors in terms of their scholarship, analytical skills and command over language. I have had the privilege of observing and working with all the Director Generals of National Literacy Mission and I observed that the success of literacy programme depended primarily on the quality of their leadership.


I have noticed that you had travelled to over thirty countries in connection with conferences, meetings, research and teaching. What were some of the highlights?


I got an opportunity to teach and do research in several overseas universities viz; Syracuse, Toronto, Nottingham, Warwick, Duisburg Essen, Wurzburg and Aarhus. The academic atmosphere in those universities was very stimulating and helped me carry out good researches. The time I spent aboard, broadened my vision. The students took active interest in discussions. In all my lectures, sometime was given to group discussions among students on various aspects of the lecture. Some of the contacts, I had developed led to collaborative projects and lasting friendship.


What are your current interests and activities?

Currently my interest is in writing the history of Indian Adult Education Association which has completed 75 years. Since UNESCO has nominated me as one of the fifteen members of the international THINK TANK in Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of Prior Learning, I will be carrying out research in this area during the next year. I would also like to work towards developing our Institute as an excellent academic institution and function as a THINK TANK in adult and lifelong learning. I would also like to develop an adult education archive at the institute which includes interviews with eminent adult educators and all the relevant documents.


In your acceptance speech, you said that your profession has been your pastime. What did you mean?

I meant that I really enjoyed my work in the field of adult education both as a teacher and researcher. Since I did research only on those topics which really interested me, I enjoyed the process and it was never a burden. Besides, I made friendship with some of the eminent adult educators from all over the world. I was fortunate that because of my work in adult education I got several invitations to attend conferences and workshops from the national and international agencies and universities which were rewarding professionally and personally.

Frankly speaking, Professor Shah, I am really impressed by your achievements and I hope you will continue your work in the field of adult education like a true lifelong learner. Thank you for the interview.

It was a pleasure talking to you, Professor Patterson. Thank you very much.

 
 
   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
3.   Insitute for Lifelong Learning, Indian Council for Social Science Research and National Literacy Mission.
4.   An E-Learning Seminar by Ms. Christine Glanz of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.
5.   A seminar on Lifelong Learning by Prof. Andy Green of University of London.
6.   Professor James A. Draper Memorial Lectures by Dr. L. Mishra.( 2006 ) ,& Dr.Chris Atkin ( 2008),
      Prof. John W.Morgan (2010)
 
 
 
 
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