ERIC Number: ED183315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Serving Human Needs...A Study of the Role of Development Services and Their Cooperative Relationships. Special Report.
The scope of Western development service organizations includes acting as employment organizations assuring work experience; educational organizations building skills and knowledge; and nonelitist participatory organizations promoting citizen involvement. The organizations provide the following general kinds of services: (1) training and employment schemes; (2) study services to give higher education students a better understanding of social problems while they serve a local community; (3) social and technical development services to upgrade life in individual communities using volunteer help; and (4) foreign volunteer services to help meet demands for trained manpower. Development programs should be assessed by the degree to which they serve as both cultural and developmental institutions to satisfy basic human needs, improve economic conditions, and provide opportunities for social and political participation. Development services generally evolve from a stage of interagency coexistence and non-cooperation to one of foreign assistance, and finally to an ideal partnership in which mutuality, equality, and reciprocity are stressed between agency and host country. Self-reliance of the host country is particularly important in development cooperation. Requests for foreign personnel by Third World countries will decline as demands rise for programs of two-way opportunity between developing and industrialized nations. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Citizen Participation, Community Development, Community Services, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Educational Programs, Employment Opportunities, Foreign Policy, Lifelong Learning, Program Evaluation, Rural Development, Services, Social Services, Technical Assistance, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles F. Kettering Foundation, Dayton, OH.