About the Book :
Social sciences have figured in Unesco programme right form the beginning. The programme covers development of social sciences, study and planning of development, environment and human settlements, population, human rights and peace, state of women, youth and technical cooperation etc. This book traces the history of Unesco, examines its setup and constitution as well as its objectives and its activities in the field of social sciences. The study also takes a close look into the interaction between Unesco and India in different fields. The select list of Unesco documents and publications on social sciences further enhances the utility of the book. The book provides an insight into the working of Unesco and has sufficient reference material for the use of students, teachers, research workers, social scientists, policy makers and administrators.
About Author :
S.P. Agrawal (b. 1929) was Director, National Social Science Documentation Centre, ICSSR, and Member Secretary, Indian Association of Social Science Institutions. He was also the Vice-Chairman of the Asia and Pacific Information Network in Social Sciences (APINESS). In 1988 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Honoris Causa) by International University Foundation. Presently, he is Member, Round Table on Research in Reading, IFLA, and Member, International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation. He is also Member of Board of Studies of National Archives of India and Hindi Advisory Committee, Ministry of Coal, Government of India. Born and brought up in the cradle of freedom movement which he joined at the tender age of twelve, he gained an insight into political problems and 'developed a sense of responsibility which bore fruit as an information scientist committed to Gandhiji's philosophy and action-plan in the field and its social concept. He. has written extensively on various aspects of education, Indian Polity and library and information science.
J.C. Aggarwal (b. 1928), has a varied experience in the field of education. He was Deputy Director of Education and Executive Director of Education and Executive Director of Delhi Bureau of Text Books under Delhi Administration. He has organised and attended any conferences, seminars and workshops in education. Shri Aggarwal has authored more than seventy books on various aspects of social sciences.