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Handbook of Research on Science Education and University Outreach as a Tool for Regional Development

Book Description

Higher education institutions play a vital role in their surrounding communities. Besides providing a space for enhanced learning opportunities, universities can utilize their resources for social and economic interests. The Handbook of Research on Science Education and University Outreach as a Tool for Regional Development is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the expanded role of universities for community engagement initiatives. Providing in-depth coverage across a range of topics, such as resource sharing, educational administration, and technological applications, this handbook is ideally designed for educators, graduate students, professionals, academics, and practitioners interested in the active involvement of education institutions in community outreach.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Preface
  6. Section 1: University Outreach as Basis for Development
    1. Chapter 1: Science, Technology, and University Outreach as a Tool for Regional Transformation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY
      4. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COURSES AND CORPORATE EDUCATION
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 2: University Outreach Through Resource Sharing and Technology Platforms for Regional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      3. OUTREACH THROUGH RESOURCE SHARING
      4. MODELS OF DISTANCE LEARNING
      5. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 3: Promoting Research Culture in Cross Functional Areas
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. APPENDIX
    4. Chapter 4: Professional Masters' STEM Graduate Education Programs to Develop a Business-Savvy Workforce
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      5. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 5: Administration for Implementing Region-Specific Need-Based Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. IMPORTANCE OF UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY JOINT VENTURES IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH
      4. PREVALENCE OF THE TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
      5. OUTREACH
      6. REGIONAL SPECIFIC NEED-BASED PROGRAMS
      7. ADMINISTRATION FOR IMPLEMENTING REGION SPECIFIC NEED-BASED PROGAMS
      8. OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS TO IMPLEMENTATION
      9. ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR IMPLEMENTING REGIONAL SPECIFIC NEED BASED PROGRAMS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 6: Open Educational Sky for Networking and Partnership
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. OBJECTIVES OF THE CURRICULUM
      4. MAJOR ISSUES OF THE STUDY PLAN
      5. EXPLANATORY POINTS: LINKAGES BETWEEN CULTURES AND TOURISM
      6. CURRICULUM PLAN
      7. PREPARATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE PROGRAM
      8. COURSE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEES
      9. ELIGIBILITY
      10. REFRENCES
  7. Section 2: Transforming Role of Universities and Tertiary Education Institutions
    1. Chapter 7: Employability Skills in Higher Education Sector in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA: GENERAL SCENARIO
      4. PRESENT EDUCATION SYSTEM IN INDIA
      5. TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SYSTEM IN INDIA
      6. CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
      7. STATE GOVERNMENT
      8. PRIVATE SECTOR: NGOS
      9. GOVERNMENT EFFORTS IN DEVELOPING EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN INDIA
      10. TECHNICAL EDUCATION QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME (TEQIP)
      11. MAJOR CHALLENGES AND ISSUES IN EMPLOYABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 8: The Transforming Role of Education in a Post-Conflict Region in Southeastern Bangladesh
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONFLICTING PEACE
      4. EDUCATION AND PEACE: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
      5. EDUCATION FOR PEACE IN THE POST-CONFLICT CHT
      6. MANAGING NEGATIVE FACE OF EDUCATION
      7. EDUCATION, HOPE, AND PEACE
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 9: Social Science Education and Outreach as a Tool for Regional Development and Institutional Building
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SELECTION OF THE CASE
      4. OBJECTIVES AND METHODOLOGY OF THE CASE STUDY
      5. LOYOLA COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, INDIA: THE CASE STUDY
      6. PEDAGOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
      7. OUTREACH AS A TOOL FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      8. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
  8. Section 3: Outreach and Other Stakeholders of Higher Education
    1. Chapter 10: Strategizing the Role of Local Actors to Enhance Outreach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PART I: COMMUNITY SENSITISATION IN RURAL INTERIORS
      4. PART II: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF LOCAL ACTORS
      5. PART III: DEVELOPING AN INTERFACE WITH COMMUNITY
      6. PART IV: COMMUNITY BASED INTERVENIONS AND THEIR SUSTAINANCE
      7. PART V: CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 11: Knowledge Management and Capacity Building in Higher Education Holds Key to the Development of a Nation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECTS- DEVELOPED COUNTRIES EXPERIMENT
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 12: Collaborative Outreach by Industries to Promote Education and Employment Leading to Regional Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE SCENARIO
      4. THE MODEL FOR CORPORATE HIGHER LEVEL SKILLS TRAINING
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
    4. Chapter 13: Intellectual Property Rights on Traditional Knowledge and their Significance in Sustainable Societal Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BIODIVERSITY AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE
      4. BIOPROSPECTING AND DEVELOPMENT OF VALUE ADDED BIO-PRODUCTS
      5. STRATEGIES FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS
      6. VALUE ADDITION TO BIODIVERSITY AND TK: KEY ISSUES OF IPR CONCERNS
      7. INTERNATIONAL LEGAL INSTRUMENTS REGULATING BIODIVERSITY AND TK
      8. ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING
      9. BIOPROSPECTING ACTIVITIES IN THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES
      10. INDIAN INITIATIVES ON BIOPROSPECTING AND PROTECTION OF IPR RELATED TO TK
      11. NATIONAL LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORKS
      12. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
      13. CASE STUDY 1: KANI / PUSHPANGADAN / TBGRI MODEL OF BENEFIT SHARING
      14. COMPARISON OF TBGRI MODEL WITH SHAMAN PHARMACEUTICALS’ MODEL OF BENEFIT SHARING
      15. CASE STUDY 2: BIOPROSPECTING AGREEMENTS IN FIJI (VERATA-USP-SIDR PARTNERSHIP)
      16. PROTECTION AND VALORIZATION OF TK: NGO’S ROLE
      17. CONCLUSION
      18. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      19. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 14: “Bottom of the Pyramid” Community Outreach Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS (COPs)
      4. KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PROGRAMS: FROM UNIVERSITY TO INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY
      5. COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS
      6. SHARING BEST PRACTICES AND KEY LEARNING
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
    6. Chapter 15: ICT-Based Outreach Programs
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICT OPTIONS
      4. ICT REQUIREMENTS OF AIISH OUTREACH PROGRAM
      5. ICT MODEL AT AIISH
      6. EFFICACY OF THE ICT MODEL AT AIISH
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
  9. Section 4: Science Education as a Tool for Regional Development
    1. Chapter 16: Decoding the Historical Authenticity of Science Education and Policy in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. ADDITIONAL READING
      6. KEY WORDS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 17: Image Processing
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. MATLAB
      4. IMAGE PROCESSING
      5. IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS IN AGRICULTURE
      6. IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS IN AQUACULTURE
      7. IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS IN SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
      8. IMAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS IN HYPERSPECTRAL REMOTE SENSING
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 18: Technologies for Food, Health, Livelihood, and Nutrition Security
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INDIA IS A STRATEGIC PLAYER IN THE WORLD IN THE FOOD SECTOR
      4. IMPACT OF RESEARCH/SUMMARY
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS / SUGGESTIONS
      6. REFERENCES
    4. Chapter 19: Sericulture Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF RAW SILK
      4. RAW SILK IMPORTS
      5. SERICULTURE IN ANDHRAPRADESH
      6. SERICULTURE ENTREPRENEURS AND THEIR CONSTRAINTS
      7. EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL FOR RURAL PEOPLE
      8. ENHANCING VILLAGE ECONOMIES FROM EVERY COMPONENT
      9. HIGH RETURN WITH LOW GESTATION
      10. FRIENDLY ENTERPRISE TO WOMEN
      11. PERFECT ACTIVITY FOR WEAKER SECTIONS OF THE SOCIETY
      12. FULFILLS EQUITY CONCERNS AMONG VILLAGE
      13. ATTRACTING AND RETAINING YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE (ARYA):
      14. SERICULTURE INDUSTRY: SWOT ANALYSIS
      15. STRENGTHS
      16. WEAKNESSES
      17. OPPORTUNITIES
      18. THREATS
      19. SOCIO ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT THROUGH HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
      20. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 20: A College Reaching Out to Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHY THE NUTRITIONAL STUDY WAS IMPORTANT?
      4. GENERAL NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF WOMEN IN INDIA (REPORT)
      5. NUTRITIONAL STUDY FOR THE COLLEGE GOING GIRLS’ STUDENTS COMMUTING FROM DIVERSIFIED SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND GEOGRAPHICAL BACKGROUND
      6. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      7. CHART III. FAMILY FOOD PATTERN
      8. A FEW OBSERVATIONS
      9. WHY THE PROGRAM CAME UNDER HUMAN RIGHTS CELL?
      10. CONCLUDING REMARKS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 21: Metabolic Syndrome Challenges and Opportunities in the Indian Scenario
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX 1
      12. APPENDIX 2
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors