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Minding the gap between policy and practice amongst extension workers : lessons from KwaZulu Natal

dc.contributor.authorMohamed Sayeed, C. N.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorReddy, P. S.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorPillay, P.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-19T11:54:54Z
dc.date.available2016-08-19T11:54:54Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationMohamed Sayeed, C.N., Reddy, P.S. & Pillay, P. 2015. Minding the gap between policy and practice amongst extension workers: Lessons from KwaZulu Natal. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, 43(1):57-65.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2413-3221 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0301-603X (print)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/99421
dc.descriptionCITATION: Mohamed Sayeed, C.N., Reddy, P.S. & Pillay, P. 2015. Minding the gap between policy and practice amongst extension workers: Lessons from KwaZulu Natal. South African Journal of Agricultural Extension, 43(1):57-65.en_ZA
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dc.description.abstract20 years into a post-apartheid South Africa, the National Development Plan (NDP) provides the contextual and institutional framework for all of governments activities. As a result, there is a call for extension to increasingly become associated with efficient and effective delivery of services in line with government policy to improve the quality of public services which are critical to achieving a transformed racially equitable public service. This article interrogates the issue of a gap between policy and implementation amongst Extension Workers by reflecting on the findings of research conducted as part of a doctoral study in Public Administration by the main author at the University of KwaZulu Natal. The article makes reference to the findings related to policy knowledge amongst Extension Workers and the challenges related to policy implementation in KwaZulu Natal, and seeks to use the findings of this research to present opportunities and challenges for the implementation of the NDP and concludes that whilst Extension Workers are now challenged to find a balance between their functionality within extension and as public servants, it is important for some consideration to be made by government and education institutions for the changing roles of Extension Workers.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_abstract&pid=S0301-603X2015000100006&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en
dc.format.extent9 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Society of Agricultural Extensionen_ZA
dc.subjectPolitical planning -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natalen_ZA
dc.subjectFood security -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natalen_ZA
dc.subjectPoverty -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natalen_ZA
dc.subjectNational Development Planen_ZA
dc.subjectExtension workers -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natalen_ZA
dc.subjectFood security -- Government policy -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natalen_ZA
dc.subjectPoverty -- Government policy -- South Africa -- KwaZulu-Natalen_ZA
dc.titleMinding the gap between policy and practice amongst extension workers : lessons from KwaZulu Natalen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Journal of Agricultural Extensionen_ZA


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