ERIC Number: ED173032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Needs Projection and Rural Development: A Synthesis. SRDC Synthesis Series No. 7.
Wheelock, Gerald C.; And Others
In August of 1978 the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) published an annotated bibliography on Education Needs Projection and Rural Development; this synthesis paper follows that bibliography and is intended to relate some of the useful applications derived from the survey of the literature. Five papers are included in the synthesis. The first, "Education Needs Projection and Rural Development", is by Dr. Gerald C. Wheelock, Chairman of the SRDC Functional Network; it summarizes the network's findings as it documented the extent and specific direction of trends in collaboration between educational complexes and rural communities. The second paper, also by Wheelock, deals with the state of the art in forecasting education needs for Southern rural development. "Rural Futures Development Strategy" describes the development of a successful, planned change model that actively invites students, teachers, administrators, and citizens of the community in determining what, how, and when something might be done to improve the educational opportunities in the community. The fourth paper presents an historical overview of an industry service program of vocational education that has been operating in Mississippi for about five years. The final paper bears the title, "Communication Strategies in Public Policy Decision Making: An Analysis of Processes in Major Needs Assessment Models from a Systems Point of View". (DS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Communications, Community Involvement, Decision Making, Educational Needs, Models, Needs Assessment, Prediction, Public Policy, Rural Development, Rural Education, Systems Approach, Vocational Education
Southern Rural Development Center, Box 5406, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alabama A and M Univ., Normal.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State, MS.