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ERIC Number: ED066242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-27
Pages: 11
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Educational Policy and Rural Re-development in Post-industrial Society: The Case of the United States of America.
Slocum, Walter L.
Recent emphasis on industrial and urban development is described as a factor contributing to the greatly accelerated flight from the land. The concept of rural redevelopment is examined along with educational policy changes needed for rural redevelopment. The author's stated opinion is that rural redevelopment in the United States and other industrial countries should involve (1) the creation of a viable economic base, (2) institution building to provide adequate community facilities and services, and (3) providing more adequate bases for personal growth. Educational policy changes needed for rural redevelopment are described in terms of the economic base, institution building in rural communities, adult education programs, structural changes in developing human resources needed in the public schools, changes in tax policies, changes in personnel policies, organizational changes, curriculum changes, and educational policies affecting personal development. The author suggests a parity with suburbia rather than a neo-agrarian policy. (PS)
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Note: Paper prepared for the Third World Congress for Rural Sociology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 22-27, 1972