ERIC Number: ED365428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching Out: IDRC-HDFS Research Network (India). Final Report.
Saraswathi, T. S.; And Others
This report documents the activities of the Research Network, a coordinated effort of the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Department of Baroda University (India) during the period January 1990 to June 1993. The Research Network aimed to establish a network of consultative services for strengthening research competence of mid-career professionals in tenured positions in HDFS departments across India. Intensive inservice training for participants was provided through a series of workshops on preparing research proposals, developing a plan for statistical analysis, report writing, and writing papers for publications and dissemination through oral presentation. An interdisciplinary orientation was adopted, and consultants from various disciplines such as psychology, sociology, social work, linguistics, and psychometry participated. The report is organized into three parts. Part 1 deals with the project's aims; organizational framework and proceedings of the workshops, conferences, and symposia; project evaluation; and future directions. Part 2 presents a summary report of the 5 research studies of 10 participants. The research topics were: (1) problems in learning to read and write in Indian languages; (2) evaluation of the preschool component of the Integrated Child Development Scheme; (3) development of self-esteem among women; (4) time use by college students; and (5) women's work and child care. Part 3 contains 13 appendices including lists of participants and papers presented, and summaries of speeches presented. References are included with the research reports. (TJQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Development Research Centre, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Baroda Univ. (India). Dept. of Human Development and Family Studies.
Identifiers: India; International Development Research Centre ON; Research Training