ERIC Number: ED374952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Restructuring Rural Communities. Part 2: Grazing the Ideas, Approaches, and Resources of Selected Countries. University Extension Press Monograph Series.
Baker, Harold R.
This book examines cases of rural community development initiatives in the United States, Canada, and Europe, identified during a study of multicommunity collaboration projects. Section 1 includes 36 community development ideas operating at provincial, regional, and local levels. Included are ideas such as bank community development corporations, educational shadowing programs, community equity funds, community development resource centers, community or regional festivals, and a community business directory. The second section includes community development guidelines related to rural community survival, coping with change in small towns, recruiting new leaders, community self-renewal, linkage strategies in community economic development efforts, characteristics of an effective team, stages in local economic development, and measuring prosperity according to inflow and outflow of monies. The third and fourth sections describe 41 programs and 26 development institutes and centers that focus on information, formal education, and leadership development; networking and coordination; community development contests; community economic development; community and rural development; policy development; cooperative development; and community development funding schemes. The last section of the book profiles newsletters devoted to information on rural economic development. Appendices include definitions of terms and a bibliography of over 70 selected readings on developmental and related concepts. (LP)
Descriptors: Community Development, Economic Change, Economic Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Local Government, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Education, Shared Resources and Services
University Extension Press, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 0W0 ($9 Canadian).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States