ERIC Number: ED143767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Agriculture and the Development Process: Tentative Guidelines for Teaching. Education and Rural Development--1.
Concerned with the application of science and technology to agriculture, this book is intended to be used as a reference for rural education groups and as a guide for teachers in an attempt to formulate a new approach to teaching rural economics by integrating it into the overall analysis of social and economic development. The book is divided into two parts with an introduction that presents a discussion of the inequalities in development. Part I analyzes the relationship between agriculture and underdevelopment. A discussion of the historical development precedes the following three chapters of part I: (1) Traditional agricultural societies and their transformation; (2) the socioeconomic organization of agriculture in the less developed countries; and (3) overall underdevelopment and agricultural underdevelopment. Part II analyzes the relationship between agriculture and development. A discussion of the structural representation and process of economic transformation precedes the four chapters of part II which include (1) the contribution of agriculture to growth; (2) the role of agriculture in bringing about development; (3) agricultural development strategy; and (4) the relative decline and transformation of agriculture. Each chapter is followed by revision exercises, check tests, and topics for group discussion. A list of the major international statistical yearbooks, growth and development indicators for selected countries, and answers to the exercises are appended. (BM)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agricultural Production, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Development, Economic Development, Integrated Curriculum, International Studies, Rural Development, Rural Education, Social Development, Teaching Guides, Technological Advancement
UNESCO Press, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75700 Paris, France ($10.60)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
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