The article presents one generalization about rural communities and then describes a tool that Extension faculty might find useful when delivering community development-related programs. This tool, the "activeness--consciousness matrix," can provide Extension personnel with a speedy assessment of the levels of activeness and consciousness of a community as viewed from the local citizens' perspective.
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Theodori, G. L. (2003). The Community Activeness--Consciousness Matrix. The Journal of Extension, 41(5), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol41/iss5/19