ERIC Number: ED343314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Potential for U.S.-Asia Research Collaboration: Two Examples.
Woods, Diane E., Ed.
IEEIR Interchange, Nov-Dec 1991
Two articles explore possibilities for collaboration between American and Asian researchers addressing disabilities in a worldwide context. The first article, by Mike Miles, is titled "Using Action-Oriented Disability Studies in Pakistan." It focuses on how information can be disseminated in informal, nontraditional (non-Western) ways. Action research is seen to offer relevancy to the needs of people with disabilities and professionals in developing nations such as Pakistan. Brief synopses of seven field studies in Pakistan are given, concerning mental handicap in the family, a survey of disabled children, development of a Child Developmental Skills Checklist, a survey of attitudes toward disability, a study of causal integration, community-directed rehabilitation, trends in polio paralysis, and ongoing information studies. This paper includes 12 references. The second article, by Judy Kuglemass and Kusdwiartri Setiono, is titled, "Developing Mutual Understanding between Western and Non-Western Cultures through Collaborative Research." It is based on a qualitative ethnographic study of Indonesian families with mentally disabled children, and stresses the importance of cross cultural collaboration of researchers. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Check Lists, Child Development, Community Programs, Cooperation, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Disabilities, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Mental Retardation, Qualitative Research, Rehabilitation, Research Needs, Surveys
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Inst. on Disability.
Identifiers: Indonesia; Pakistan
Note: Special issue in the series "The Changing Nature of Disability and Disability Awareness Worldwide." A publication of the International Exchange of Experts and Information in Rehabilitation.