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ERIC Number: ED125834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Pages: 19
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Rural Development: An Emerging Social, Economic, and Demographic Imperative. Social Sciences Education Number 2.
Leagans, J. Paul
New York's Food and Life Sciences Bulletin, n40 Jun 1974
In agricultural development, the production of food and fiber at optimum levels of quality, quantity, and cost per unit is viewed as the dependent variable, while the independent variables include all of the elements of production technology and other support activities. People and the opportunity for vocationally, economically, physically, and socially acceptable levels of living constitute the dependent variables in rural development, while the independent variables include job opportunities, housing, schools, health services, etc. The two processes are neither mutually exclusive nor identical; consequently, strategies for promoting either have implications for both. It is the singular role of the modern land grant institution to expand, accumulate, synthesize, organize, and extend its wealth of knowledge as widely as its resources will permit; therefore, these institutions should address the business of rural development. To remain effective forces in the instrumentation of positive change, the land grant institutions must virtually maintain a constant state of innovativeness and must embrace the concepts of accountability and public mission. The emerging educational direction is one that requires a multidimensional approach to change, wherein the land grant university extends its influence beyond agriculture and provides knowledge centers sensitive to the people's problems. (JC)
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