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Webster, Nicole; Smith, Maurice – Journal of Extension, 2018
Extension educators often seek new strategies for engaging minority youths in 4-H programs, especially young Black males. These strategies require programming developed in response to the context of this population. We offer insights into the social context of Black males and offer suggestions that will help educators develop identity and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Males, Youth Programs, Extension Education
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Adedokun, Omolola A. – Journal of Extension, 2018
This article provides an illustrative description of the pre-post difference index (PPDI), a simple, nontechnical yet robust tool for examining the instructional sensitivity of assessment items. Extension educators often design pretest-posttest instruments to assess the impact of their curricula on participants' knowledge and understanding of the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Pretests Posttests, Curriculum Evaluation
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Robinson, Julie; Poling, Mary – Journal of Extension, 2017
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has been developing and refining webinar delivery practices since 2012. On the basis of a review of existing literature and our own experiences, we have established methods for necessary planning, organization of content and people, and effective delivery of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Best Practices, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Roland, Tyanne J.; Fisher, Meredith – Journal of Extension, 2016
Teaching record keeping for breeding projects in a way that keeps youths engaged is a difficult task. The activity discussed in this article was used to teach 4-H participants the importance of record keeping by implementing the experiential learning model and without lecturing. A description of the activity, instructions and materials for the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Recordkeeping, Rural Extension, Extension Education
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Yost, John – Journal of Extension, 2011
Educational commodity marketing clubs have been an effective tool for producers to develop their grain and livestock marketing skills. These groups are further enhanced when the participants engage in "actual trading" versus "paper trading" techniques. When a club chooses to try actual trading, it becomes more complicated than pooling monies…
Descriptors: Clubs, Marketing, Legal Responsibility, Federal Regulation
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Case, Patty; Hino, Jeff – Journal of Extension, 2010
Video--once complex and expensive to create with high distribution costs--has become more affordable and highly accessible in addition to being a powerful teaching tool. Self-produced videos are one way educators can connect with a growing number of on-line learners. The authors describe a pilot project in which a series of video clips were…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Program Descriptions, Video Technology, Production Techniques