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Difference between Formal and Extension Education

Extension education (Non-formal Education) differs from Formal Education in a number of ways. Some of them are given below:

S.N.

Formal Education

S.N.

Extension Education

1

Teaching is largely confined to
The premises of the Institution

1

Teaching is largely outside
the four walls of the
Institution.

2

The Learners are homogenous
with common goals.

2

The learners are
heterogeneous and have diverse goals.

3

Strict adherence to institutional
Norms and no free choice to the
learners.

3

Freedom and choice of the
subject matter left to the
learners.

4

There is a fixed curriculum,
after completion of which the
students are examined and
degrees are awarded.

4

There is no fixed
Curriculum. It is flexible
depending upon the needs of
the learners.No examinations are taken and no degrees are awarded.

5

Knowledge flows from
Teachers to the Learners.

5

The Extension Worker also
from those whom he
teaches.

6

The Teachers only instruct the
Students.

6

The Extension Worker
teaches a great deal through
local leaders.

7

Formal education starts with
the theoretical and works up to
the practical.

 

7

Extension Education starts
with practical situation of
the learners in which they
live and work and develops
into theoretical or basic
Understanding of them.

8

Class attendance is compulsory.

8

Participation is voluntary.

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