Research Activities

By , February 8, 2010 11:46 pm

Research and related Activities:
AROH is actively engaged in various research activities. We undertake research activities in the areas of concern to strengthen and consolidate the policy-level decisions for government schemes. Alongside, we get actively involved in action with the communities, to make a direct difference to quality of their lives.

AROH has handled several research projects in the development sector. It has assisted Ministries like Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Indian Council for Social Science Research, UNESCO, etc in research and strategy planning documents. AROH is also involved in monitorting, evaluation and impact assessment studies of different organisations. Some of the research-based projects implemented following :

  1. Educational status of Minorities and causes for their backwardness & identification of socioeconomic indicators for backwardness.
    By Dr. Neelam Gupta

    Commissioning Agency: National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

    This study intends to capture the educational status of minorities using statistical, economic, social, political and other dimensions including Constitutional, legal, geographical, social/religious, ethnic (tribal: non-tribal), etc. Interdependency of these factors shall be explored. It aims to find out the rationale behind certain minority classifications such as national, regional, social, religious, etc., and unravel the present requirement of safeguards, and the use or misuse of such provisions by the ‘minorities’, and ultimately to assess whether this classification or categorization is healthy, and whether this classification is of help to the people/groups in any significant way.

  2. New trends and challenges in secondary education in the Region with special emphasis on science and technology teaching.
    By Dr Neelam Gupta

    Commissioning Agency: UNESCO, New Delhi
    The study is being conducted to strengthen the national capacities and the knowledge base for the decision- and policy-making, curriculum planning and for implementation of secondary education reforms and management of science and technology teaching for secondary education.

  3. Missing Women in Haryana – Socio-cultural causes and effects of adverse sex ratios in Haryana
    By Dr Neelam Gupta

    Commissioning Agency: Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

    The study was commissioned by the ICSSR, the apex organisation for social science research in India, in the wake of the 2001 Census reports on Haryana being a state with one of the lowest sex ratio counts in India. This study attempted to find out the causes for the adverse sex ratio in the selected districts of Haryana based on a primary survey which elicited information on a number of socio-economic characteristics of the household, and family size and composition desires, awareness about sex determination methods, use of practices that discriminate between boys and girls, etc., from currently married men and women.

  4. UN Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI)
    Commissioning Agency: UNESCO, New Delhi

    UNGEI India is 10-year-long project which seeks to mount a sustained campaign to improve the quality and availability of girls’ education to reduce the gender gap prevalent in the country. AROH Foundation was selected by UNESCO to launch the UNGEI project in India. Under this project, AROH has been taking up several awareness building activities through dissemination of information brochures, posters during the launch and post-launch period, short documentary films on the current scenario of girls education in India, advertisements in both Electronic and Print media. This is an ongoing programme and from time to time we take up awareness activities in different areas.

  5. ICTs for Basic Education and Literacy
    Commissioning Agency: UNESCO, New Delhi

    The primary goal of this study was to present a set of ‘good practices’ and possible visions of the ways that technology can support the development of youth and adult literacy, and non-formal education in India. An attempt has been made to review some success stories that might support a growing picture of the relationships and interconnections between literacy and technology.

  6. Progress Towards Dakar Goal 4 – A Seven Nation Critical Study
    Commissioning Agency: UNESCO, New Delhi

    The study reviewed the progress made in achieving the Dakar EFA Goal 4 by the selected nations both at the individual level and at the collective subcontinent level and documented the findings and conclusions interlaced with relevant database and innovative/best practices. The report was developed to serve as a monitoring and advocacy tool for policy-makers, planners, strategists, NGOs, the private sector, national and international bodies, donor agencies, local governments and even individuals to synergise their endeavours in ensuring the achievement of this Goal.

  7. Status of Youth Literacy in India – Progress Towards Dakar Goal 3
    By Dr Neelam Gupta
    Funding/Commissioning Agency: UNESCO/ICSSR, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

    The objective of the research study was to review the progress made in achieving the Dakar EFA Goal 3 by the selected nations both at the individual level and at the collective subcontinental level and to document the findings and conclusions drawn, interlaced with relevant database and innovative/best practices, to serve as a monitoring and advocacy tool for policy-makers, planners, strategists, NGOs, the private sector, national and international bodies, donor agencies, local governments and even individuals to synergise their endeavours in ensuring the achievement of this Goal.

  8. Gender Responsiveness in the National EFA Plan of Action INDIA (Ed.)
    Edited by Dr Neelam Gupta
    Commissioning Agency: UNESCO

    The purpose of the study was to examine the extent to which gender disparities responsible for short falls in ensuring education for all have been eliminated by India in pursuance of its commitment as a participating country to attaining the EFA goals.

  9. Higher Education in India
    Commissioning Agency: Education Consultants of India Ltd., Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

    This study was conducted to compile all information related to Higher Education in India which would help an overseas student looking for securing admission in an Indian University. The report was printed in book form and sent to all the Indian Missions abroad and disseminated in several countries during the education fairs held by the EdCIL.

  10. Role of Private Sector in Primary Education
    Compiled by Dr Neelam Gupta
    Commissioning Agency: UNESCO

    The case study summarises the state of our knowledge about the current role of private finance and management of primary education, and to draw implications for public policies that will shape the role of the private sector within the timeframe of the ERA 2000 Dakar Declaration.
  11. Training Manual for Local Self Government Representatives working in the areas of Non-formal Education
    Modules prepared by Dr Neelam Gupta
    Commissioning Agency: UNESCO

    This manual was prepared to train the local self government representatives in the field of non-formal education with a view to enable them to take up this challenging task in their areas more effectively. The manual uses simple and innovative techniques to equip the trainee for the task ahead.

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