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ERIC Number: ED310909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jul
Pages: 15
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A Model for Rural Social Service Outreach.
Sallee, Alvin L.; Hoffman, Kay
This paper presents a model for rural social service outreach programs, based upon the following: (1) an explanation of various resource systems and how they are related to outreach services; (2) current economic and social conditions of rural areas; (3) rural client systems; (4) the relationship of the agricultural extension model to rural outreach; and (5) the use of community analyses. In order to implement the model, existing services must be recognized and used. It is also important to gain visibility and acceptance, perhaps through speaking engagements before civic groups. Interested leaders should be identified and successful program achievements should be made known. Promotional ideas can also be borrowed from successful retail businesses or services. For effective rural outreach, it is important to understand the differences and similarities between rural and urban communities, especially in regard to resource systems. Other considerations to be taken into account during implementation include socioeconomic factors and technological advances. Implementation strategies should fit the particular needs and characteristics of the community. The Agricultural Extension Model is one of the most successful models of disseminating services to rural areas. (TES)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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