Adult Education Academy

    Prof. Rajesh

    Prof. Rajesh is currently the Department Head, Department of Adult, Continuing Education and Exten-sion, University of Delhi. He is engaged as an expert in various high-level committees and technical groups constituted by the government and in different universities and research institutions including the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Committee, Community Development Cell, Transgender Police , Double degree programs and the like. He is the Vice Chancellor’s nominee for the Cluster Innovation Centre at the University of Delhi and the Vice president of the Indian Adult Education Association.

    • Adult Education
    • Continuing Education and Extension 
    • Lifelong Learning, Higher Education
    • Gender Studies with special emphasis on Transgender and Mobilization for Publica Policy support programs.

    CG1: Resource mobilisation for lifelong learning under the sustainability framework

    Co-Moderators: Dr. Shalini Singh & Jan Schiller

    Several stakeholders complain about limited, insufficient and decresing resources for Adult Education (AE), Adult Learning (AL) and Lifelong Learning (LLL) initiatives in general, and during crisis situations (like Covid-19) in particular. Relying on resource allocation where the control is political (based on compromises rather than scientific evidence or humaitarian conerns) makes AE, AL and LLL initiatives vulnerable in the long run. In contexts where AE, AL and LLL initiatives are given lower priority for various reasons, merely their continuity becomes a challenge , leave aside the expansion of their scope and enhancement of their quality. The adoption of the sustainability framework for policies (and thereby resource allocation) globally, characterised by a focus on balanced economic growth and measurement of outcomes in terms of their contribution to the same in the post 2015-period, has further created barriers in securing a smooth flow of resources for AE, AL and LLL. Thereby, exploring the possinilities for resource mobilisation becomes crucial for the AE, AL and LLL stakeholders. Key international organisations including the OECD, the ILO, the UN and its Angencies and the World Bank Group have provided recommendations for resource mobilisation in several policy areas including education. How relevant and sustainable are such recommendations in national contexts? This group intends to do comparative research on resource mobilisation for AE, AL and LLL and develop the capability among participants to understand the challenges and possibilities for resource mobilisation for Adult Education, Adult Learning and Lifelong Learning globally under the sustainability framework.

    For more information about the comparative group have a look at our programme!

    1. RAJESH (2021): Tools and practices in Lifelong Learning. Material Development under Indian Gandhi National Open University (Under Publication).
    2. RAJESH (2018): Globalization Urban migration and Harmonious cities: status and prospects of the street children, shelter, Government of India.
    3. RAJESH (2017): Paradigm of Social Defence and Elderly population in India. Social Defence MSJE, Government India.
    4. RAJESH (2016): A study of Challenges and opportunities of mainstreaming Transgender students in Higher Education in India. Indian Journal of Adult Education, IAEA, India.
    5. RAJESH (2014): The Effectiveness of Counselling services in university systems. A journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, India.
    6. RAJESH (2014): Education and Employment opportunities of Transgender, MSJE, Government of India, New Delhi.



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