ERIC Number: ED157645
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-4
Reference Count: 0
Dialogue with Asia's Rural Man. A Report of the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia Workshop (DHRRAW) (Swanganivas, Thailand, August 4-25, 1974).
Ledesma, Antonio L., Comp.; And Others
General objective of the workshop was to provide a forum for Asian rural leaders in which they could discern the significance and implication of crucial processes by which human potentialities are harnessed for the integral growth of rural peoples and communities. The central question addressed was how to combine economic growth with social justice; although the target economic growth rate (based on the Gross National Product) has been exceeded, the great mass of rural peoples in the Third World remains distressingly poor, undernourished, illiterate, and unemployed. Although it was felt that rural man can win participation in his own development when two other related goals of development are considered (economic growth and freedom), in Asia the interplay between these three essential factors remains one of conflict rather than of mutual reinforcement. Three central themes emerged: the role of government in development; the people as subjects of development; and participation as a strategy of human development. Under those themes, participants chose to further explore modernization, education and training, human settlements and land use, participation strategies, communication, and rural socio-economic structures and external systems. Representatives from 12 Asian nations participated; their national reports are included, as well as their blueprints for action and personal reflections. (BR)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Development, Conference Reports, Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Educational Planning, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Human Development, Human Dignity, Quality of Life, Rural Development, Rural Population, Social Change, Socioeconomic Influences
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia, Manila (Philippines).
Identifiers: Asia; Freedom
Note: Sponsored by the Bureau of Asian Affairs