ERIC Number: ED073896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A National Program of Research for Rural Development and Family Living.
Joint Task Force of the Dept. of Agriculture and the State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
The suggested classification of basic research areas in rural development mentioned in this report were population and manpower, human resource development, improvement of community and area environment, and measurement of family and community well-being. The 4 broad categories suggested for improvement in the quality of family living were (1) family environment and human development, including adjustment, socialization, housing, and community service needs; (2) family use of resources, including decision-making and financial management; (3) human nutritional well-being; and (4) clothing and household textiles, including choices, habits, and consumption. Various aspects of rural development were discussed in terms of the problem and scope, objective, research approaches, and research effort. Various aspects of family living were discussed in terms of the scope of the problem, situation, research approaches, potential benefits, research resources, and research effort. The 2 approaches suggested to make the best use of limited research resources were rapidly to increase funding from the 1966 level toward the projected levels, so that support could reach the "critical mass" required for research impact, and to make more effective use of current resources through better coordination among states and between states and the Department of Agriculture. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Joint Task Force of the Dept. of Agriculture and the State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.