ERIC Number: ED259136
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Management and Organizational Technologies of Chinese Rural Youth Programs. A Scientific Exchange of Rural Youth Programs between the U.S.A. and the People's Republic of China (April 8-30, 1982).
Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
An official delegation of Americans representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant colleges visited the People's Republic of China (PRC) to study the management and organization of the Chinese agricultural extension systems and to identify areas for the Chinese authorities to review for development of their rural youth programs. The delegation identified the following major sources of youth programming in China: the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF), the Communist Youth League, the Young Pioneers, science and technology associations, children's and youth palaces, government offices in charge of rural youth programs, and student unions. Chinese and U.S. officials agreed that the Chinese need to strengthen their extension outreach system and to improve the linkages between agricultural research and extension. The U.S. delegation recommended the following actions: development of an agreement between the ACYF and the National 4-H Council, formulation of agreements between individual universities in the PRC and the United States, and implementation of a pilot project to test the feasibility of undertaking rural youth exchanges between individual youth science and technology associations in China and cooperative extension services in the United States. Twenty-two black and white photographs illustrate the text. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Cooperative Planning, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Exchange Programs, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Linking Agents, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Improvement, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Secondary Education, Student Organizations, Technical Assistance, Vocational Education, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: China