ERIC Number: ED385260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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The Cooperative Extension System: A Facilitator of Access for Community-Based Education.
White, Barbara A.; Burnham, Byron
The Cooperative Extension System (CES) is a national model which demonstrates the cooperation, collaboration, and partnering among/between local community resources. It is a publicly funded, nonformal, lifelong educational system designed as a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the land-grant universities. The functions of each of the system's components are outlined. The CES's strategic planning effort, "Framing the Future: Strategic Framework for a System of Partnership," advocates a balance between institutional autonomy and system-wide leadership. CES core programs support the community-based issue concept and represent CES's major educational efforts. Connectivity and access are discussed in an examination of the National Information Infrastructure (NII), distance learning platforms, and the role of County Extension leadership. Several programs offer opportunities for collaboration and partnerships within the community provided by CES. (Contains nine references.) (MAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
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