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The Civil Service Academy of the Philippines : a vehicle for rural development participation

Imbuido, Maria Milagrosa Alvarez 1982 , 'The Civil Service Academy of the Philippines : a vehicle for rural development participation', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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When the people are given decent shelter, afforded proper education
and access to other social amenities, their reformed values and aspirations
are preserved, enriched and transmitted to the future. All these are
indispensable to the national effort for development. It is the change
in economic status of the people that encourages them to be active participants
in development and adjust to the changes that development generates and
A strategy for economic and social development of rural areas in
the Philippines intended to reduce poverty, should take cognizance not only
of expanding individual income and access to social amenities but likewise
adopt a system of steadily increasing the participation of the people in the
rural areas, in economic, social and political activities to mobilize their
This thesis attempts to bring to focus some of the salient issues
and features of rural development participation. Rural development participation
denotes "the involvement of a significant number of persons in situations or
actions which enhance their well-being, e.g., their income, security or
My major focus is on the crucial role that the Civil Service Academy,
the training arm of the Civil Service Commission and the principal mechanism
for the integration and coordination of training activities and programs of
the government, could play in support of rural development participation by
virtue of its position in the bureaucracy. In demonstrating this point,
attention was first drawn to' the roles of women, voluntary associations and paraprofessionals, illustrating them with case histories of six depressed
This study has examined the role that the CSA could play in rural
development by utilizing training as an intervention. As put forth in this
study, this is possible if the CSA adopts a working philosophy oriented
towards greater support for the development and promotion of training
programs designed to increase awareness of the participants on the importance
of participation of women, voluntary associations and paraprofessionals in
rural development. It is with the hope that the training participants will
consider these three sectors when they formulate policies and implement
programs for rural barangays.
It is further suggested that the CSA build the institutional mechanisms
for a continuing supportive relationship between her and the graduates of the
training programs to ensure that its training efforts will be successfully
followed up. For it is a recognized fact training would be more effective
and the impact on the client organizations more significant if there is a
continuous and more intensive relationship or clearly defined linkages between
the organizations serviced and the training institute.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Imbuido, Maria Milagrosa Alvarez
Keywords: Civil Service Academy (Philippines), Rural development
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Thesis (M.Soc.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1983. Bibliography: leaves [80]-83

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