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Thinking Globally About Universities and Extension: The Convergence of University-Based and Centralized Extension Systems in China

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Swanson, Louis E. (main author), Mao, KuoRay (author), Colorado State University
Format:
Online journal article
Publication Date:
2019-12
URL:
https://joe.org/joe/2019december/pdf/JOE_v57_6a4.pdf
Published:
United States: Extension Journal, Inc.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
educational methods, extension, extension education, innovations, land grant universities, universities, globalization, global, China, Hong Kong SAR (Eastern Asia), China, Macao SAR (Eastern Asia), university-based extension system
Notes:
9 pages, via online journal, The U.S. university-based extension system model has been successful nationally, but not adopted globally. Various historical factors rendered the U.S. system a less attractive option for emerging post-WWII nations. However, current changes in education and extension landscapes are creating new opportunities for the globalization of U.S. Extension. Specifically, both the U.S. and Chinese extension systems now face the common challenge of delivering meaningful university-based extension under shifting conditions. This commonality creates opportunities for exploring long-term, synergistic university-based extension systems and potentially achieving associated benefits worldwide.