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ERIC Number: ED338515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Rural Self Development in India: Two Case Studies. A Curriculum Supplement.
Grant, Thomas N.
Case studies of two, successful, rural, self-development programs in India are presented in this document, which is designed to supplement the study of India in the social studies curriculum. After a brief introduction to India's village system, the two projects are discussed. The first case study presents a water collection system in Bagrunda village near Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan. The second case discusses the introduction of sericulture to a farming community near Bangalore, Karnataka. Both cases offer examples of groups of people working together and with others to improve their lives. These examples are offered as a counterpoint to the impression many textbooks leave of Indian villages as places in which persons unbendingly follow tradition and are not open to change. The commentary for a slide presentation, a bibliography, a list of activities, and report topics are also included. (DB)
Thomas N. Grant, Perkiomen Valley High School, Route 29, Graterford, PA 19426 (contact for information about slide set).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: United States Educational Foundation in India.; Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: India