Rural Sociology: The Strategy of Change

Rural Sociology: The Strategy of Change

Rural Sociology: The Strategy of Change

Rural Sociology: The Strategy of Change

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Whether or not one is engaged in the initiation of social change, such social systems as schools, cooperatives, churches, friendship groups, families, and political parties play important roles in the lives of all of us. The professional, the housewife, the worker, and the farmer alike have responsibilities to organizations, to family, to community, and to country.

Most people are effective in their work and in their responsibilities as citizens when they possess more realistic knowledge of the social organizations within which they work and live: parents are more effective when they understand the functioning of the family and related systems; teachers accomplish more when they understand the functioning of schools in relation to themselves, students, administrators, and the community; and students, whether they live in rural or in urban areas, whether they become professionals, housewives, or engage in other vocations, have much to gain from the study of rural sociology.

For those who have professional responsibility for changing or improving rural life, this study should be especially useful. It deals with those aspects of society which are subject to change, as well as with those agencies and systems through . . .

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