Paper Information

Journal:   CO - OPERATION AND AGRICULTURE (TAAVON)   spring 2018 , Volume 7 , Number 25 #b00488; Page(s) 41 To 73.
 
Paper: 

Educational Needs and Obstacles Hampering Noodsheh Rural Women Cooperative Members in Paveh Township

 
 
Author(s):  MOVAHEDI R.*, GHADERI A.A., AAZAMI M.
 
* Department of Agricultural Extension and Education, Bu Al Sina University, Hamedan, Iran
 
Abstract: 
The main purpose of this research was to both identify and prioritize training needs of rural women cooperatives’ members. The study has used both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Training needs of cooperatives' members were first explored by qualitative method (PRA), then prioritized by the quantitative method (questionnaire). In order to assess and prioritize the educational needs a job analysis model was used. The population included 230 members of the Noodsheh cooperative. A sample of 144 women was selected by a randomized method and Morgan’ s Table was used for this purpose. The quantitative research tool was a questionnaire, that its validity was examined by a group of experts and to assess the reliability of the questions a pilot-test was used through SPSS software. Data was analyzed by descriptive and analytical methods. The results showed that the most important training needs for rural women cooperatives’ members of Noodsheh were: 1) conservation, rehabilitation and prevention of pasture’ s demolition, 2) pest, diseases and weed control on gardens, 3) familiarity with designing new models of Geevah and dresses. The results also revealed that the most important problems of rural women cooperatives’ members of Noodsheh were: not enough understanding of members regarding to goals, principles and rules of coops, capital shortage of the coop, rental situation of the coop building, unreasonable expectations of some members regarding the coop, negative attitude of some members to the coop.
 
Keyword(s): Cooperative,Rural Women,Educational Need Assessment,Noodsheh
 
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