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Training Needs Of Village-Level Leaders For Participatory Rural Development: Focus On Sri Lanka, D. Stanley D. Gajanayake Sep 1986

Training Needs Of Village-Level Leaders For Participatory Rural Development: Focus On Sri Lanka, D. Stanley D. Gajanayake

Doctoral Dissertations at the Center for International Education

People's participation at the grassroots level in development is a major concern of policy-makers, development planners, research workers and practitioners in the field of rural development. The ability and the willingness of the rural people to involve themselves actively in the development process depends on their level of motivation. The village-level leaders can play a central role in the process of motivating and igniting the enthusiasm of the people at the village-level. Strengthening the capabilities of the village-level workers in this respect is one of the crucial challenges faced by practitioners in the field of rural development.

The primary ...


The Next Threshold: Higher Skills And The New England Economy, John C. Hoy Jun 1986

The Next Threshold: Higher Skills And The New England Economy, John C. Hoy

New England Journal of Public Policy

The history of the New England regional economy — its attenuated post-World War II decline and subsequent aggressive renewal — reveals an intensifying relationship between economic resurgence, the supply and continuing demand for professional manpower, and the results of academic research and development. The New England region has "outproduced" the rest of the nation in supplying professionally trained men and women, a leading factor not fully appreciated by those describing the region's robust economic health in the decade since Neal Peirce wrote The New England States. New England's "oversupply" in professional fields has given the high-tech and sophisticated services sectors ...


Merit Pay For School Superintendents?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Richard P. Chaykowski, Randy A. Ehrenberg Jun 1986

Merit Pay For School Superintendents?, Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Richard P. Chaykowski, Randy A. Ehrenberg

Articles and Chapters

Given the important role that school district administrators play in the educational process, one might expect their 'performance" to be of fundamental importance in determining both how much students learn and the cost of public education to taxpayers. Yet, while public debate has considered the issue of merit pay plans for teachers, virtually no attention has been directed to the methods by which school administrators are compensated.

This paper provides evidence on whether school superintendents are explicitly or implicitly rewarded for their "performance" by higher compensation and/or greater opportunities for mobility. We analyze panel data from over 700 school ...


Planning Education For Economic Development, Gary S. Fields Apr 1986

Planning Education For Economic Development, Gary S. Fields

Articles and Chapters

[Excerpt] This paper presents the most important approaches to the economics of education. Three topics are developed:

  1. The logic of economic analysis of educational planning
  2. Three approaches to educational planning
  3. Evaluating the social rate-of-return approach in a developing country context.


Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. X, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies Apr 1986

Ua68/2/1 Intercambio Internacional, Vol. X, No. 1, Wku Latin American Studies

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter created by WKU Latin American Studies program regarding science, politics and economic advances in Latin America as well as cooperative projects between WKU and universities across Latin America. The newsletter is written in both English and Spanish.


Time Use Of Single And Married Women In The Home, Deanna Lee Black Sharpe Jan 1986

Time Use Of Single And Married Women In The Home, Deanna Lee Black Sharpe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Economic Changes Of Families In Relation To Reported Income Adequacy, Symptoms Of Stress, And Economizing Behavior, Belletech Deressa Jan 1986

Economic Changes Of Families In Relation To Reported Income Adequacy, Symptoms Of Stress, And Economizing Behavior, Belletech Deressa

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study examines the effect of change in economic condition on families in their middle years in the nine-state North Central Region of the United States during 1979-1982. The relationships between economic changes, reported income adequacy, symptoms of stress, and economizing behavior are studied. The data include 1236 families.;Demographic and socioeconomic control variables were age of wife, employment of husband and wife, family size and family income. Reported change in income, overall financial condition, and income adequacy are the sum of responses obtained from both husband and wife. Family symptomology is measured by the Family Health Status Inventory. Economizing ...