Handbook of Extension Education
About this eBook
PREFACE The Handbook of Extension Education has been written for fulfilling the extension needs of university students and several extension professionals working in the rural areas of India and other developing Asian countries. It has been prepared for fulfilling the course requirements of under-graduate students and preliminary requirements for post-graduate students enrolled in Agricultural University in extension education descipline of agriculture, home science, dairy science, veterinary and engineering students, including VLWs, extension officers and subject matter specialists working with farmers. Authors also hope that other people can also benefit immensely from this book for developing their Human Resonce Development industries and other rural community development programmes including social forestry and watershed projects. This book will also fit the taste of students who have their commitments in developing rural Indian community. Today, there are several books in the field of extension education, but there is an urgent need of a book which can fulfil the needs of professionals in the latest and advanced concepts in Extension which are emerging round the clock in the world. Keeping this in mind, this book covers the entire subject matter of extension education and its related areas. This book is prepared as a team effort and every author has contributed in his own way and in his area of specialization. There are many professionals who have motivated and encouraged us to complete this book. We acknowledge the help of many of the friends who have assisted us in the manuscript typing etc. The authors are grateful to Agrotech Publishing Academy for publishing the book. - Authors
CONTENTS S.No. Title Page No. 1.
Preface 3 Extension Education 7-14 1.1 Need of Extension Education 7 1.2 History of Extension Education 8 1.3 Definition of Extension Education 9 1.4 Objectives of Extension Education