ERIC Number: ED100602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The University and Purposive Social Change: Selected Issues and Analysis of an Anti-Poverty Effort. Paths Out of Poverty -- Working Paper Series No. 5.
Stockdale, Jerry D.
Experience with the 1970 Chenango Development Project (CDP), a rural anti-poverty project initiated by the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell, led to concern with development and testing of purposive social change models, the role of action oriented social scientists, and the involvement of social science departments, colleges, and universities, and Cooperative Extension in social change programs. The central questions are who designs action-research programs (the implementors, the researchers and the people to be served, or local elites and college administrators) and what are the available options for program design. Program levels (national to individual) and program approaches (economic growth, income maintenance, specific goods or services, etc.) vary considerably. In attacking poverty, it is necessary to attack on all levels, and no one approach will solve all problems. Therefore, CDP strategies have been altered as the need arose. For example, the legal services corporation was developed because it was needed. An adaptive approach based on the idea of strategy flexibility, as exemplified in a modified CDP model, should serve as a guide to strategy selection, since specific needs demand specific strategies which must be acceptable to those being served. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development, Ithaca, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York