ERIC Number: ED091131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Research Application in Rural Economic Development and Planning.
Tweeten, Luther, Comp.
The series of papers grew out of a Rural Economic Development Planning workshop conducted on the Oklahoma State University campus, July 1971, for personnel in agencies actively engaged in applying and disseminating rural development research. The first four papers supplied basic information to workshop participants: Rural development was defined in the first paper as increasing the well-being of rural people wherever they eventually resides; the second paper covered channels of communication through rural institutions and organizations: A tool for measuring and monitoring rural economic progress was introduced in the third paper; feasibility studies on the how and why of plant location were the topic of the fourth paper. The next three papers covered the impact of industrialization on rural areas and communities; papers 8-13 gave specific examples of community services which contribute to the well-being of rural residents. Papers 14-17 introduced the ideas and problems of planning at state and local levels. The last paper is significant in that it tells change agents how to communicate planning ideas, since the research results contained in the first 16 papers are useful only if they can be communicated through the change agent. Perhaps the most important result coming out of this type of workshop, however, was the stimulation of a continuing research of rural development problems. (KM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, Stillwater.
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma