Handbook of Dimensions of Extension Education

Handbook of Dimensions of Extension Education
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Handbook of Dimensions of Extension Education

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PREFACE Extension is a very broad concept. Extension education is education for rural people outside the regularly organized schools and class-rooms for bringing out social and cultural development. Extension means to extend, to spread or to disseminate useful information and ideas to rural people. The aim of extension education must be very specific in order to able to bring about any or all these desirable changes in human behavior. Effective learning results from a plan, not from trial and error. Every extension worker is essentially a teacher, so he needs to know what makes both teaching and learning effective. Modern strategic planning and quality management tools and approaches should be utilized in developing or restructuring extension organizations or institutions. More innovative methods must be developed to identify systematically farmers and rural people problems and felt needs, and to help formulate and set agricultural research agenda based on such needs and problems. In short, there is a need to develop and improve the conceptual, technical, and operational methods and tools in order to strategically plan, efficiently manage, and scientifically evaluate a problem-solving, demand-driven and needs-based agricultural extension programmes. This book brings together highly rich information on a number of vital issues, prominent among these are Education its type Extension education Rural development Developmental programmes Pre Post independence era Community development programme National Extension Services Panchayat Raj system Agricultural developmental programmes Social justice and poverty alleviation programmes Women development programmes, Reorganized extension system, Broad-Based Agricultural Extension, District Rural Development Agency, Self Help Groups, Participatory Rural Appraisal PRA , Rural Problems of the country and Farmer s Club Programme etc. Creating awareness amongst the people and make them participate in various programmes is most urgent need of the day. There is need for educating and motivating the people, the
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scientist, professionals and students shall find the manuscript very useful. We are, therefore, happy to have served as editors. Authors
ABOUT THE BOOK This is a book on dimensions of Extension Education. Extension education is education for rural people for bringing out social, cultural development as well as overall rural and agriculture development. The book begins with conceptual issues