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Lessons Learned through International and Bilateral Programs for Community Education


by Willard W. Beatty 1959

Technical and scientific developments since 1940 have made possible a dramatic new attack on social and economic handicaps from which more than half the world's people have been suffering. The efforts of socially and economically more advanced communities to transmit their culture to dependent or conquered areas is nothing new. But the modern approach to such acculturation appears to differ for several significant reasons: first, the dramatic effectiveness of new drugs, antibiotics, and pesticides in arresting or controlling disease or the agencies of disease transmission; second, the phenomenal increase in productivity of new hybrid seeds, new chemical fertilizers, and new techniques of planting or cultivation available and adaptable to various areas of the world; third, the new speed of intercommunication and transport introduced by radio, television, and air travel; fourth, the new techniques of international and bilateral co-operation which enlist the participation of governments and the people of their local communities in seeking community improvement through guided self-help.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 58, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 60 Number 9, 1959, p. 170-216
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19942, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 11:09:49 AM

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