The junction of vocational and academic education provides an opportunity to bring a change in the education system which needs to be reformed. This study comprised two phases. In the first phase of the study non-formal adult learners’ curiosity towards vocational education, interest and the most demanded skills were explored through a need based survey.In the second phase, Integrated scheme of study was validated by curriculum experts of these organizations. Courses may developed for adult literacy centers on this integrated approach. It was a descriptive study and survey method was applied to collect data with the self –made questionnaire on five-point Likert scale. Cluster sampling technique was applied for the students studying under AIOU, JICA, NCHD in the slums areas of Islamabad. The data was analyzed by applying Mean score, frequency and ranking . It was concluded that integration of courses effected on students’ attitude towards schooling, students’ motivational level was increased as they shown interest to learn the skills embedded with course content however, it is recommended to teach the non-formal students through skill based integrated courses to keep them motivated and sustained in educational process.

Authors: Shamsa Kanwal, Zaheer Ahmad, Shaista Anjum

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2023

  • Date of Conference: 26-28 June, 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2023.0028
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-58-7
  • Conference Location: Residence and Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada