ERIC Number: ED137038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
The Rural World: Education and Development.
Calling for an international educational policy that would relate all education to the rural world and agriculture, this book is directed toward the developing nations and maintains: all citizens must be made aware of the importance of agriculture in the process of socioeconomic development; rural subjects should be included in education in general to enable everyone to have a comprehensive picture of the area in which he lives; education should be placed foremost in the service of democracy, which demands participation in the decision making process; the distinction between "general" and "technical" education must be replaced by a scientific/technical humanism stressing the value of workers, particularly agricultural workers; the educational system must provide mobility on the vertical and horizontal planes as well as offer a wider range of options; education should become a lifelong process. Chapters are titled and subtitled as follows: (1) Development and Education (growth, progress and development and societies and educational systems); (2) Integration of the Rural World into the Process of Development (agriculture and development and the creation-dissemination system in agriculture); (3) Integration of the Rural World into the Over-All Educational System (basic principles of the educational system; specific forms of rural and agricultural educational and integration problems, and introduction to the programming of rural and agricultural education). (JC)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Books, Developing Nations, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Food, Futures (of Society), International Relations, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, Population Growth, Recognition, Rural Development, Rural Population, Theories
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Publication Type: Books
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).