This article discusses the reasons why the faculties have fallen behind the secondary schools for agriculture considering the ‘efficient’ knowledge transfer to agriculture in Slovenia. The results of research entitled ‘Needs and Challenges of Knowledge Transfer in Agriculture in Slovenia’ (2010-2012) show that irrespective of the primary mission of both educational institutions (i.e. knowledge transfer) they show two cases at both ends of the spectrum: a self-contained faculty educational system and the open Consortium of agricultural secondary schools. Due to the national Rules on the Procedures of the (Co)financing and Monitoring of Research Activities Implementation the faculties have adopted the working strategy which is as follows: ‘The more efficient you are as a researcher the less concerned you are with the knowledge transfer to the practice’. On the contrary, the secondary schools for agriculture associated within the national Consortium (2004) to cooperate in common projects (e.g. Programme renewal according to the local needs (local actors included); Teacher-innovator/inventor: a synthesis of theory and practice; Creating the circumstances for networking of various actors towards innovative sustainable education) to accelerate and improve the knowledge transfer in a ‘real environment’.
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This paper discusses the organisation of community care for older people in two rural municipalities in Slovenia. Case studies are a part of a wider research project which aims to explain an organisation and quality of care for the elderly, a follow-up to a previously established typology of community care in the country. Two cases were selected to ‘assess’ this typology directly in ‘the field’. The fieldwork was conducted in two contrasting rural municipalities as to the level of attained ‘well-being’. The actors involved in all forms of care activities were selected by snow-ball sampling and interviewed about the ‘traditional’ and ‘present’ forms of caring for the elderly in each community. Contrary to the typology, the results show that institutional forms of care at home and at homes for the elderly exist in both municipalities. Considering particular regional contexts the results also show that both communities differ in the field of cooperation among formal and informal care-practitioners. Finally, care for the elderly within a family hides the financial inability of the locals to use some of available services in the residential community.
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