ERIC Number: ED338515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 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)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Development, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Learning Activities, Modernization, Rural Development, Social Studies
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
Sponsor: United States Educational Foundation in India.; Center for International Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A