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RURAL EDUCATION WITH NORWAY AS A CASE         
subjects:  Education and Training Planning Tools              
levels and types of education: Higher education, Life long learning, Tertiary education              
KAREN BRIT FELDBERG,
CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION- LINS OSLO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, ROME, 2007
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English
In developing countries the majority of people still live in rural areas. They are typically among the poorest people in the society. Any education system that does not take this into account will not answer to the main problem of poverty reduction. The agricultural output of many Countries is low and with low growth rates compared to other sectors in society. This was also the case in Norway a hundred years ago. The situation in the country gradually changed, and, as we know, Norway is no longer a poor country. There are of course many reasons for this change and history cannot be replicated. But this book draw some parallels from the situation in Norway at the beginning of the 19th century to the situation in African countries today that could be worth looking into, concerning rural education and the impact it had on poverty reduction and on the standards of living for the rural population.
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Contact: Education for Rural People Coordination Unit
Education for Rural People group
Natural Resources Management and Environment Department (NR)
FAO
Rome,Italy
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153
erp@fao.org
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  | mailto:ERP@fao.org FAO, 2007