REVIEW: South & East Asian Adult Education: Chronologies in Commonwealth Countries

Reviewed by Dr. Ramesh C. SHARMA

The major aim of this international research project was to record and analyze the chronological development of adult education in the country members of the commonwealth. It traces the developments in the area of adult education since early 1900s to the very latest as for 1999. This project was supported by the Commonwealth of Learning; the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto; the Commonwealth Association for the Education and Training of Adults; and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Institute for Education. The editor of this volume and Project Director, Dr. James A. Draper, is a specialist in comparative and international studies, community development, adult literacy and basic education, and cross cultures studies. In the year 2000, the Indian Adult Education Association honored him, for his outstanding contribution to adult education in India, with its Diamond Jubilee Award.