ERIC Number: ED022987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
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The Agricultural Extension Service Community Development Program in Georgia.
Lancaster, Josephas Jackson
The Georgia Community Development Program is a medium of agricultural extension teaching involving community improvement. The chief difference between the Georgia program and those in other Southeastern states appeared to be in the areas of sponsorship and awards schemes. A survey of recognized leaders in 16 rural communities in the Atlanta and Chattanooga program areas indicated a number of differences between currently active and inactive clubs. Leaders in active clubs were younger, usually male, had children, were better educated, and had been community residents for a short time. Communities having active clubs tended to have more families living within their boundaries and had more adequate community facilities and services. Active clubs appeared to be more efficiently organized, utilized a greater number of committees in their project activities, and worked on a greater and more widely diversified range of projects. They had better planned and publicized meetings and used the services of more outside agencies than did inactive clubs. (author/aj)
Descriptors: Clubs, Community Characteristics, Community Development, Community Leaders, Doctoral Dissertations, Participant Characteristics, Research, Rural Extension, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers: Georgia; United States (South)
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.