ERIC Number: ED135533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Rural People and Rural Economic Development. IIEP Seminar Paper: 21.
Bowman, M. J.
Assuming development is a process that involves the generation, diffusion, and realization of new opportunities, this paper discusses the following: (1) The Development Process: Facts and Issues (re: visible unemployment; rural to urban migration; the dualism of labor markets in the less developed countries; population growth; and the disequilibrium of economic life in the development stage); (2) The Attributes of Development Man (adaptive and innovative); (3) The Formation of Competencies and the Transmission of Information (an economic analysis of people-changing processes; skill mobility and the markets for "jobs" and "work"; how different types of competencies are acquired; information "fields" and "resistances" to information); (4) Toward Progressive Agriculture (target groups in education for agriculture; substitution and complementaries among schooling, extension, and research; maximizing the efficiency of information systems); (5) The Rural Nonfarm Economy (symbiotic relationships in the developing rural nonfarm economy; dualisms and continua in skills and in scale; education, communication, and innovation in the nonfarm enterprise); (6) Strategies for the Enlargement of Opportunities and Their Realization (the elusive meanings of integrated development; the interdependencies of education and development; economic incentives and agricultural progress; unleashing the energies and ingenuities of ordinary man). (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agriculture, Change Strategies, Communication (Thought Transfer), Coordination, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Development, Employment Opportunities, Extension Education, Information Dissemination, Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Occupational Mobility, Rural Development, Rural Nonfarm Residents, Rural Population, Rural to Urban Migration, Skill Development
International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 Rue Eugene Delacroix, 75016 Paris (France) ($0.60)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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)