ERIC Number: ED029735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Seeking More Effective Means to Overcome Poverty. Proceedings of the Appalachia Conference on Research in Poverty and Development (Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, Virginia, July 17-20, 1968).
Kaplan, Sylvan J., Ed.; Lindstrom, David E., Ed.
The purpose of the conference was to provide an opportunity for researchers, administrators, and persons working in Appalachia to inquire of one another what research has been and is being done relating to poverty and development in the region, and to recommend means for enhancing the prevailing effort. The importance of interinstitutional and interagency cooperation was emphasized, and the conference offered the opportunity for participants to share their current activities. The conference consisted of 3 major speakers and 1 panel of Federal agency representatives, who gave direction and motivation to the conference, while the major portion of the time was spent in discussion groups involving all of the participants. The groups were composed of 4 different representative areas: (1) interdisciplinary groups; (2) interinstitutional groups; (3) special interest groups; and (4) reactor groups consisting of grass roots, local community leaders. The proceedings contain the major addresses and synopses of the group discussions and recommendations. (DK)
Descriptors: Action Research, Agency Cooperation, Community Involvement, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Economic Research, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Research, Institutional Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Poverty Programs, Research Needs, Research Utilization, Rural Areas, Rural Development
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg.