The purpose of this study is to highlight key issues as perceived by extension educators and community leaders and to relate them to the role of extension educators in rural Korea. The complex nature of rural tourism makes it a good candidate for interdisciplinary programming in extension. The data were collected by the report which are from the Workshop of Village Readers and Extension Educators on from May 2, 2003 to May 5, 2003 in Rural Development Administration. The data were analyzed using the Ucinet Correspondence and Connectivity analysis computer program.2) The results of this study were as follows; First, extension educators on rural tourism projects have to do interdisciplinary approach. The rural tourism is complex industry because it includes parts of a variety of sectors (transportation, accommodations, food and beverage services, recreational activities, retail shopping, and entertainment). First, extension personnel may help local businesses and rural people in forming training partnerships with local or regional educational institution as a stakeholder of rural tourism. Second, extension educators in rural tourism developer as a community economy development were to provide a perspective on local development issues, to increase the knowledge base for individual and community decisions, to develop the skills necessary to achieve individual and community goals, and to help to shape the decision-making environment. Third, rural tourism projects as a community development programs focus on building community capacity. Community development is typically described as citizens learning skills relating to how to cooperatively work together for problem solving and shared decision making. Some of the realized benefits to building community capacity include collective efficacy, a sense of community through shared connections, improving neighborhood social interactions, and a healthy democracy.
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