Working Directory of Centers Involved in Research and Applied Work on the Young Child and the Family in Developing Countries and Eastern Europe: International Union of Psychological Science 1998

Authors:
Çigdem Kagitçibasi
Published Online:
21 Sep 2010
DOI:
10.1080/002075999399972
Pages:
189–208
Volume/Issue No:
Volume 34 Issue 3

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We are pleased to introduce the Directory of Centers Involved in Research and Applied Work with the Young Child and the Family in Developing Countries and Eastern Europe. This Directory is the product of the “International Network of the Young Child and the Family”, formed within the Executive Committee of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS). It is the outcome of a stocktaking activity of this Network, based on existing information and drawing further data from various resources.

This directory is designed to upgrade existing information on centers involved in research/applied work with the child and the family, in particular women—especially in the developing world. Building up this data base is expected to promote communications, exchange of information and collaborative work among centers in the developing countries, as well as globally.

This inventory is prepared for extensive dissemination to the national members of IUPsyS. It is hoped that the national members will disseminate this information further to all who are interested in their own countries and abroad.

Several data bases and resources were used in the preparation of this inventory. Foremost among these are the UNESCO International Directory on the Young Child and the Family Environment and Early Childhood Care and Education. The Collaboration of Dr. T.S. Saraswathi is acknowledged, particularly in providing us with the information for India and South East Asia. Inevitably there must be some mistakes and omissions in this inventory. Any feedback you can provide us to correct them would be greatly appreciated.

It is our hope that this inventory will be helpful to psychologists and others involved in research and applied work with children and families to make contacts with others with similar interests in other countries. Such extension beyond our immediate surroundings would be expected to contribute to concerted efforts to promote the well‐being of children and families in the developing world.

© 1999 International Union of Psychological Science