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Agricultural Extension and Rural Development


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List of contributors; About the authors; Acknowledgements; Part I. Breaking Out of Traditions: 1. The research-development relationship in rural communities: an opportunity for contextual science David B. Russell and Raymond L. Ison; 2. The human quest for understanding and agreement Lloyd Fell and David B. Russell; 3. Technology: transforming grazier experience Raymond L. Ison; Part II. Historical Patterns, Technological Lineages and the Emergence of Institutionalised Research and Development: 4. From theodolite to satellite: land, technology and power in the western division of NSW Adrian Mackenzie; 5. Experience, tradition and service? Institutionalised R&D in the rangelands Raymond L. Ison; Part III. A Design for Second-Order Research and Development: 6. Enthusiasm: developing critical action for second-order R&D David B. Russell and Raymond L. Ison; 7. Co-researching: braiding theory and practice for research with people Lynn Webber; 8. The grazier's story Danielle Dignam and Philippa Major; Part IV. Limitations and Possibilities for Research and Development Design: 9. Designing R&D systems for mutual benefit David B. Russell and Raymond L. Ison; Appendix; Glossary; Index.

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This 1999 book proposes an alternative approach to research and development, based on the needs of the farming community.


"Those involved in agricultural research and extension will find the book both thought-provoking and, for some, controversial." Journal of Natural Resources Life Science Education

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