ERIC Number: ED021159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Selected Case Studies in Comparative Extension Programs.
Duncan, James A., Ed.; Flores, Thomas C., Ed.
Case studies presented by graduate students from the United States and seven other nations dealt with topics in extension education. A system analysis approach to the problems in organizing extension services in developing nations was described, as well as physical and sociocultural problems (including illiteracy) which hinder audiovisual communication in rural areas. The Faculty of Agriculture at Kabul University was used to illustrate a discussion of the proper role of universities and colleges in Afghanistan. An evaluation was given of the relative influence of extension clubs and other extension approaches in Formosa and an analysis of the role of the National Institute for Agricultural Technology (Argentine) in Extension work, and the need for improved inservice training and cooperation with universities. The principles, process, and historical development of rural extension in the United States was outlined and implications suggested for program planning in Malaysia and Sudan. Final papers covered problems in recruiting and training village level extension workers in the Sudan, and Puerto Rican community development projects that illustrated the value of agency coordination. Also included are tables, diagrams, and references. (ly)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Agency Cooperation, Audiovisual Aids, Case Studies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Development, Comparative Education, Culture Conflict, Developing Nations, Extension Agents, Illiteracy, Leadership Training, Recruitment, Rural Extension, Systems Approach, Universities
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Dept. of Agricultural and Extension Education.
Identifiers: Afghanistan; Argentina; Formosa; India; Malaysia; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Sudan