Uprooting and Development

Dilemmas of Coping with Modernization

Author: George V. Coelho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468437941

Category: Medical

Page: 538

View: 6092


Uprooting has to do with one of the fundamental properties of human life-the need to change-and with the personal and societal mecha nisms for dealing with that need. As with the more general problems of change, uprooting can be a time of human disaster and desolation, or a time of adaptation and growth into new capacities. The special quality of uprooting is that the need to change is faced at a time of separation from accustomed social, cultural, and environ mental support systems. It is this separation from familiar supports that either renders the uprooted vulnerable to the destructive conse quences of change, or creates freedoms for their evolution into new and constructive patterns of life. Whether the outcomes will be destruc tive or constructive will be determined by the forces at work: the nature and power of the uprooting forces versus the personal and societal capacities for coping with them. Uprooting events are so widespread as to be compared with the major rites of life, but with the difference that dislocation is involved. Uprooting reaches from self-imposed movements such as rural-to urban migration, running away, and traveling abroad for schooling, to natural and man-made disasters such as earthquakes, political oppres sion, and war. The impacts vary from the need to adapt to. a new culture for an interim period of study to the desolating consequences of the total loss of family, friends, home, and country.

Education and Development

Author: Roger M. Garrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136870954

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 6216


First published in 1984, this collection represents the combined contributions to an international conference held at the University of Bristol in April 1983. In assessing the complex relationship between education and development, it covers a wide range of countries in its appraisal and presents pictures both of optimism and pessimism. All, however, encourage the reader to re-examine long-held beliefs, and presents a new starting point for fresh discussion of this vital subject.

U. S. Information Agency

Options for Addressing Possible Budget Reductions

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788135736


Page: 72

View: 2277


The U.S. Information Agency (USIA) received $1.4 bil. in FY Ô95 and $1.08 bil. in FY Ô96 for the conduct of public diplomacy. USIA's mission are to explain and advocate U.S. policy to foreign publics, provide them with info. about the U.S., build lasting relationships and mutual understanding, and advise U.S. decisionmakers on foreign public opinion and its implications for the U.S. This report discusses streamlining efforts at USIA and identifies options that could enable USIA to adjust to add'l. budget reductions. Adjustments would be in addition to those that USIA has taken to reduce costs.