ERIC Number: ED116860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
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Delivery of Rural Community Services: Some Implications and Problems. Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 635.
Carruthers, Garrey E.; And Others
Summarizing research conducted under the Western Regional Research Project on the delivery of rural community services, this report presents explications of the following generalizations which have been supported by research: (1) Many rural service institutions need reorganization and renewal, (2) Regionalization increases organizations' ability to provide some rural community services, (3) Rural development depends directly on citizen participation and representation of various population segments, (4) Effective leaders view development as a community process, not a personal one, (5) Public leaders seem to be drawn primarily from certain community segments, (6) Even with fewer and less adequate services, rural residents prefer rural life, (7) Availability of health-care services affects their use, (8) Rural people want innovative health care practices, (9) Mechanisms are needed for using results from rural community service research. Additionally, the following future research needs are identified: (1) the construction and testing of social indicators, (2) perspectives on the adequacy of community services, (3) the study of the effectiveness of alternative organizational structure, (4) comparative analyses of service delivery systems and leadership structures, (5) the composite of community services appropriate for rural areas. Twenty-nine abstracts of research under the W-114 project are presented in the Appendix. (JC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Sponsor: Cooperative State Research Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces. Agricultural Experiment Station.