SITE to INSAT: Challenges of Production and Research for Women and Children
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About the Book :
The Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) has been looked upon as probably the largest experiment conducted on human communications. What is more the most advanced techniques of research and assessment were used in this experiment. An important outcome of the SITE programme has been the Indian National Satellite transmission system (INSAT) Eight years after the SITE programme was completed, it was thought to assemble those who had worked on the production, research, and planning aspects of SITE to move towards a blue print for a programme matrix for women and children, two vital audience components, in the INSAT ambit. What resulted was an illumining Seminar in October, 1984 at Ahmedabad. And this book brings together the papers presented at this Seminar. The material that emerged out of the Seminar, collected in this volume, opened up new possibilities for collaborative work between ISRO-UNICEF, Individuals, non-government organisations and voluntary fora. It gave certain consequential guidelines for the production of children's television in India. The papers and recommendations presented in this volume are categorized into three broad categories, namely, research, production and management and utilization.
About Author :
Binod C. Agrawal (Ph. D, Wisconsin) works at Developments and Educational Communication Unit, Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad; has taught at lowa State University and the Indian Agricultural Research institute, Delhi, besides having bee Executive Secretary of the Xth International congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. His publications include "Cultural Contours of Religion and Economics in he Hindu Universe" (1980), Television comes to Village: An Evaluation of SITE (1980), "SITE Social Evaluation: Results, Experiments and Implications" (1981) and "Yanadi Response to Change: An Attempt in Action Anthropology" (1985). He is international editorial consultant of Encyclopeadia of Communication and Media Development.
Arbind Sinha is a Professor of TALEEM Research Foundation, Ahmedabad and has been, presently, deputed to work as Communication Advisor to the Royal Danish Embassy, New Delhi. He contributed one book, co edited two books and more than dozen of papers in books and journals of national and international repute.