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ERIC Number: ED135529
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Problems in Planning Rural Education for Agricultural and Nutrition Development: A Review of Relevant Findings from Communications Research. IIEP Seminar Paper: 16.
Medlin, W. K.
Exploring a significant segment of rural education research and field experience in the developing nations, the communication of relevant knowledge to disadvantaged rural populations was examined in terms of: situational-structural variables (factors of physical location, environmental or ecosystem relationships, and community structures); client systems and behavioral change; and organization of curriculum and instruction. Findings indicated that: educational/training activities developed closely in relation to and interacted with a community's ecological and social-structural environments; decisions on knowledge dissemination were usually strongly influenced by groups which carried social and/or political weight, though clients were also influenced by their immediate social environments and preferences; clients tended to learn most effectively when they were in a position to engage in some decision-situation activity related to their sociocultural needs and/or to develop problem solving behaviors; curricular and instructional development was most successful when it included methods for collecting data on clients' actual and potential utilization of knowledge, their social-psychology, and the instructional theories appropriate to a given rural setting; integrated educational development was not feasible in most countries where the urgent needs for agricultural productivity were paramount, though integration as a natural by-product was sometimes operative. (JC)
International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 Rue Eugene Delacroix, 75016 Paris (France) ($0.60)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Note: Paper presented at the IIEP Seminar on "The Planning Problems in Rural Education" (October 13-17, 1975)