Comparative study on rural education and rural enterprises development: New Zealand country report and case study.
Burtenshaw, M. K.
Description of form
This Comparative Study on Rural Education and Rural Enterprises Development gives a brief account of rural development, rural education and rural enterprises in New Zealand. Modern rural development history is considered in terms of pre-1984 and post 1984 when the agricultural subsidies were removed. It outlines a general picture of rural development in New Zealand, describing the main features of rural New Zealand and rural-urban differences and describes four types of rural enterprise ? farm forestry, deer farming, rural tourism, and a rural organic dairy enterprise. For each type of enterprise a case study description is given covering why and how they were set up and evolved, their impact on rural development and the role of education in the development of these rural enterprises. The last section presents an analysis of the case studies, looking at lessons that can be learnt and common elements that can be used to formulate strategies and recommendations covering policy, educational delivery, human, financial and natural resource development. The paper concludes by identifying and describing the main common elements of each case study description and suggesting some policy strategies for rural education and rural enterprise development.
Treeby, B., & Burtenshaw, M. K. (2003). Comparative study on rural education and rural enterprises development: New Zealand country report and case study (Working Papers No. 3-03). Lower Hutt, New Zealand: The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.