The story of postwar Greece holds invaluable lessons for many developing countries today. In 1947 Greece had just emerged from a decade of war and strife; its villagers were demoralized and fleeing rural life for the cities; and its farms were unable to produce adequate crops to feed its people. In less than forty years Greece has become a major ex
Table of Contents
Preface -- Managing the Training -- Training Master Farmers -- A Society in Transition -- The Farm School Model -- Dynamic Training Centers -- Training the Managers -- The Planning Process -- Organize the Organizers -- The Languages of Leadership -- Maintaining Control -- Adjusting for Flexibility -- Heads, Hands, and Hearts -- The Role of Knowledge -- Teaching Competencies -- Changing Attitudes -- Problem Solving -- Building Self-esteem -- Metamorphosis -- Appendix A -- Appendix B
Bruce M. Lansdale has spent thirty-seven years working in Greece for the American Farm School; he assumed the directorship in 1955. Under his guidance the school has continued its tradition of introducing innovative agricultural technology and supporting rural community development efforts.