ERIC Number: ED331628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Symposium on New Directions in Human Development and Family Studies: Research, Policy and Program Interfaces (Baroda, India, November 8-10, 1990). Report of Symposium Proceedings.
Baroda Univ. (India). Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies.
Deliberations at a national symposium on new directions in human development and family studies in the Indian context focused on: (1) assessment of the knowledge base; (2) identification of gaps in substantive content and scope for improving methodology; (3) delineation of research needs with special attention to gender issues; and (4) preparation of guidelines for strengthening interfaces among research, programs, and policy. Participants saw a need for indigenous theories and models that would provide a framework for viewing Indian reality through Indian eyes. These theories and models would be based on data gathered by tools and tests developed for and suited to Indian conditions, but would draw from the fund of knowledge and technology accumulated in the West. It was agreed that: (1) conditions require researchers and policy and program planners to take a holistic view of the situation they seek to change or remedy; (2) programs must be designed to address the real needs of the group or community for which they are intended; and (3) effective linkages require improved communication between researchers, policymakers, program planners, and the public. Priority areas for research in human development and family studies are delineated. (RH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Baroda Univ. (India). Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies.