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ERIC Number: ED138403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
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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)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Concept Formation, Definitions, Developing Nations, Energy, Models, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Rural Development, Social Systems
Institute on International Studies in Education, 513 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (available upon request)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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