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A Comparative Study on the Role of Universities in Transformation of Knowledge and Skills in Rural Areas
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A Comparative Study on the Role of Universities in Transformation of Knowledge and Skills in Rural Areas

First Edition
  • Li Wang - Deputy Director, UNESCO International Research and Training Centre for Rural Education, China


March 2015 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

This book is an important investigation of the roles that a university plays in sustainable rural development. In doing so, the book takes an interesting approach and engages in a comparative study of two universities, located in China and Australia. The book examines that in spite of being in different locations their work and roles are no less significant in terms of national development.

The book poses the question, ‘What is the role of universities in bringing about knowledge transformation in rural communities?’

 
 
Foreword Zhang Xinsheng
 
Acknowledgments
 
Education for Rural Development
 
The General Roles of Universities, Adult Education, and Agricultural Extension Education
 
Educational Development in Rural Hebei China, 1949-2011
 
Agricultural University of Hebei and Its Rural Development Case Studies
 
Educational Development in Northern Territory, Australia
 
Charles Darwin University (CDU) And Its Participation in Rural Development
 
Juxtaposition
 
The Common Factors in the Cases
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix 1: Interview Schedule
 
Appendix 2: Survey Schedule
 
Appendix 3: Field Visit and Investigation Schedule
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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ISBN: 9789351501190
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