ERIC Number: ED370737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Research and Extension Projects of the Four Regional Rural Development Centers. 1993 Combined Report.
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.; Western Rural Development Center, Corvallis, OR.; Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State, MS.; Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, University Park, PA.
The four Regional Rural Development Centers are linked to the land-grant institutions and engage in activities and projects that seek to improve the social and economic well-being of rural people. This combined report of the four Centers begins with a highlighted project from each Center. The projects are presented in some detail to provide insight into the number and diversity of persons involved in the development of Center projects, linkages to other organizations and institutions, integration of research and extension functions, relevance to regional or national issues, and actual and potential impacts on the well-being of rural people. The body of the report organizes projects and activities around 5 major themes or goals: (1) improving economic competitiveness and diversification; (2) supporting management and strategic planning for economic investment; (3) creating capacity through leadership; (4) assisting family and community adjustment to stress and change; and (5) promoting constructive use of the environment. Within each of these themes or goals, the Centers' research and extension work is separated into collaborative projects and projects involving only one Center. Many projects involve children, families, rural education, adult education, and higher education. The index references collaborating agencies and states involved in the projects. (KS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Development, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Program Descriptions, Research and Development Centers, Research Projects, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Extension, Social Problems, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.; Western Rural Development Center, Corvallis, OR.; Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State, MS.; Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, University Park, PA.