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ERIC Number: ED138403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Pages: 63
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
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Non-Formal Education and Rural Development. Supplementary Paper No. 7.
Axinn, George H.; And Others
Based on five working papers developed as part of the Program of Studies in Nonformal Education at Michigan State University, this monograph suggests a conceptual framework for analysis of rural development and nonformal education and the relationship which exists between them. The four sections of this monograph are titled and subtitled as follows: (1) Conceptions of Rural Development (Functions, Development Cycle, Ecosystem Flow, and Power); (2) Education as an Instrument for Rural Development within the Rural Social System (General Nonformal Education and Internal Analysis); (3) Education as an Instrument for Rural Development--Approaches from the Outside (Systems Model, Definition of Concepts, Linkages and Transactions Model, Transactions and Development); (4) Conclusions (large-size, rapid--usually energy intensive and capital intensive approaches to development have not been successful; when social, economic, and political power are concentrated in the central cities, or in the hands of a few rural exploiters, rural development does not occur; packages of "modern" technology, even when supported by education, credit, and marketing arrangements, have been disappointing; unless the impetus comes from within the rural community, perhaps stimulated from outside, but controlled from inside, change will be minor; nonformal education is likely to prove a necessary component in any change strategy. (JC)
Institute on International Studies in Education, 513 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (available upon request)
Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for International Studies in Education.
Note: Monograph based on five working papers developed as part of the Program of Studies in Non-Formal Education -- Michigan State University