Spring 1973 // Volume 11 // Number 1
Point of View
Points of View (pdf)
What HUD's Doing to Improve its Consumer Services*
Elmer C. Binford
U.S. Policy Education As Seen from Down Under
Wallace E. Ogg
Urban Dilemma: Contributing Factors (pdf)
The author presents trends and factors involoved in creating today's urban crises that must be dealth with to solve what's too often regarded as "cities' problems." He discusses the significance of each, pointing out interrelationships between rural and urban areas and the need for comprehensive planning and balanced growth. What's the situation in your state or community for each of the main areas of concern and what do you see as implications for Extension's programming?
Status of Extension's Urban Programming (pdf)
To learn about Extension's efforts in urban programming, Paulson sent a questionnaire to Extension directors throughout the U.S. In this article, he reports the summary of responses to the questionnaire in terms of what's currently being done, what's being planned or hopefully will be done, and what's needed in the way of "urban Extension models." Are the findingd what you'd expect?
Rural Development: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (pdf)
In his role as Deputy Undersecretary of Agriculture, USDA, from October, 1970, to October, 1971, Ahlgren provided leadership to efforts in rural development throughout the nation. He professes that "rural development is an important component of an overall policy of balanced growth and must be regarded in that manner rather that something that's apart from and competitive with urban development, urban problems, and urban resources." Where do you stand on this issue?
One University's Urban Commitment (pdf)
Universities are constantly being challenged to come down out of theor ivory towers, update their offerings, and adapt their mission to more effectively meet the needs of their community. Ongoing universities, in general, find this difficult to do. Here's an example of how one campus is addressing itself to meet today's concerns as an "urban university." Implications can be drawn and applied to Extension...don't you agree?
Our Urbanizing Society: A Search for Perspective (pdf)
In July, 1968, the Division of Community Development of the National University Extension Association (NUEA) decided to write a position paper on our urbanizing society, as a response to an NUEA request. Division Chairman Otto Hoiberg appointed a distinguished committee for this purpose.* They developed a set of basic questions to be addressed, consulted other persons, and prepared four different drafts, each of which received outside review and reaction. The final paper was widely distributed in May, 1970. It points up broad outlines for university involvement in communities, with special emphasis on urban industrial society. The following article is excerpted from that final position paper.
Are New Models for Local Extension Organization Needed? (pdf)
The author reports the results of research carried out to develop models for local Extension organization that will enable Extension to more effectively reach urban clientele and meet their needs. Two county models are presented-- the urban and the metro. What's your reaction to them?
A Tool for Guiding Growth
Housing Patterns of Older Families
Training Needs of Urban 4-H Agents
The Effects of Order of Agenda of County Workshops in Project "Shirtsleeves"
Why Zoning? The Case of People Versus Grass
"Family and Differential Involvement with Marihuana: A Study
of Suburban Teenagers"
Basic Education for Adults. Angelica W. Cass. New
York, New York: Association Press, 1971. 159 pp. $5.95.
Robert E. Palmer
Community Organization and Social Planning. Robert
Perlman and Arnold Gurin. New York, New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.,
and The Council for Social Work Education, 1972. 292 pp. $8.95.
Sara M. Steele
Materials and Methods in Adult Education. Chester
Klevins, ed. Canoga Park, California: Klevens Publications, 1971. 373
pp. $4.95 (paper).
Paul J. Moore
Social Change in Rural Societies. 2nd ed. Everett
M. Rogers and Rabel J. Burdge. New York, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts,
1972. 472 pp. $9.95.
Otto G. Hoiberg
The College and Community Development: A Socioeconomic Analysis
for Urban and Regional Groups. Julian Martin Laub. New York,
New York: Praeger Publisher, Inc., 1972. 304 pp. $16.50.
Confronting Identity: The Community College Instructor.
Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey:
Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1972. 257 pp. $8.95.
The Social Impact of Urban Design. The Chicago Center
for Policy Study. Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press,
1971. 75 pp. $3.95 (paper).
Urban America: Conflict and Change. J. John Palen and
Karl H. Flaming, eds. New York, New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston,
Inc., 1972. 430 pp. $6.00 (paper).
Idea Corner (pdf)
CATV- Another Communication Tool for Extension
Jack C. Everly