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ERIC Number: ED124351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
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The Extension Service as a Resource in Planning at the Local Level.
Wynn, Eddie D.; Jacob, Nelson L.
Examining the role of Clemson University's Cooperative Extension Service in the planning stages of a Title V Community and Resource Development (CRD) program in South Carolina's rural Williamsburg County, this paper describes the Extension's 14-month involvement. The following specifics are addressed: (1) South Carolina's Title V program (staffed by a county agent, a CRD specialist, and a rural sociologist working toward the objective of leadership development); (2) the Extension's involvement in planning a human services complex (emphasis on interagency coordination); (3) project scope (creation of a human services complex comprised of the County's primary health and social service agencies); (4) planning objectives (Extension's role in formulating preliminary planning information to facilitate decision making); (5) planning process (use of traditional planning processes within the Extension CRD philosophy of providing education, information, and technical assistance); (6) planning results and followup. Demonstrating that planning and supportive activities are an integral part of the social action process, this paper details the Extension's role in consultations; information gathering; preparation of materials; and integration of educational components (problem identification, citizen participation, planning strategies, resource mobilization, etc.). (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina