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Taylor-Winney, Jennifer; Xue, Caryn; McNab, Erin; Krahn, Gloria – Journal of Extension, 2019
The "Journal of Extension" serves as a conduit for the dissemination of current research and practices within Extension and 4-H. We conducted a review of "Journal of Extension" articles published since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our purpose was to determine what practices, programs, and studies have…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Youth Programs, Extension Education, Inclusion
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Teuteberg, Dan; Martinez, AnaMaria Diaz; Crawford, Jenn; Hrncirik, Lauren; Overath, Renee; Betz, Drew Lenore – Journal of Extension, 2016
As Extension faculty and staff work to meet the requirements for increased scholarship activities through multiple outlets, a collaborative writing activity can be an important instrument in one's academic toolbox. Writing collaboratively allows colleagues to support one another's individual strengths and work through concerns together. This…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Scholarship, Extension Education, College Faculty
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Moore, Kathleen; Bradley, Lucy K. – Journal of Extension, 2015
Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (EMGVs) are recruited and trained to answer questions and diagnose gardening problems for the public. Most states have developed an EMGV Manual for use in the initial training. Thirty-two EMGV Training manuals from across the United States were reviewed for form and content. While many of the manuals have…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Gardening, Volunteers, Guides
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Raison, Brian – Journal of Extension, 2014
This article explores the literature and practice of how the Cooperative Extension Service does its work and asks if traditional outreach and engagement models have room for innovative delivery mechanisms that may identify emerging trends and help meet community needs. It considers three innovative approaches to the educational mission:…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Program Implementation, Extension Education, Delivery Systems
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Byker, Carmen J.; Misyak, Sarah; Shanks, Justin; Serrano, Elena L. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Farmers' markets have emerged as one health strategy to improve the access and availability of fresh foods for limited-resource audiences using federal nutrition assistance programs, although their effectiveness on dietary intake is not well understood. The review reported here evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of existing research about…
Descriptors: Food, Retailing, Agricultural Occupations, Dietetics
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Workman, Jeffrey D.; Scheer, Scott D. – Journal of Extension, 2012
Research was conducted to explore the level of evidence of impact collected through program evaluation (outcome studies) by Extension as published in "JOE." Articles reviewed were those listed under the headings of "Feature Articles" and "Research in Brief" in 5-year increments (1965-69, 1975-79, 1985-89, 1995-99, and…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Journal Articles
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Gordon, Joye C. – Journal of Extension, 2002
A research review identified four factors other than knowledge that influence decisions regarding healthful behaviors: perceptions of risks, perceptions of self, physical and social environment, and perceptions of costs and benefits of recommended behavior. Findings were used to develop guidelines for messages and programs designed to encourage…
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Communication (Thought Transfer), Extension Education, Health Behavior
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Peters, Scott J. – Journal of Extension, 2002
In the early decades of the Extension system, agents' core work was to organize rural people in order to address practical problems and issues. This educational organizing fostered instrumental, communicative, and emancipatory learning. Understand the historical foundations and evolution of the educational organizing tradition can help Extension…
Descriptors: Activism, Community Organizations, Educational History, Extension Education
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Fetsch, Robert J.; Kennington, Mary S. – Journal of Extension, 1997
Research on stress, burnout, and family-work balance among extension agents in several states identified factors influencing stress. Effective stress management techniques were derived from successful extension workshops. Also needed are systemic changes in policies and in practices that contribute to high stress. (SK)
Descriptors: Burnout, Coping, Extension Agents, Family Work Relationship
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Filbert, Laura; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1995
A literature review synthesized recommendations of 58 reports for improving juvenile justice. Extension implications include the following: focus on meaningful youth programming with opportunities for healthy social interaction, multilevel teams and collaborations, attention to different needs of urban and rural youth, and creative approaches to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Extension Education, Juvenile Justice, Program Improvement
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McDaniel, Annette Kusgen – Journal of Extension, 1998
A literature review revealed what does not work in character education: lecturing, authoritative teaching styles, external codes of ethics, and lack of student participation in setting ethics agendas. What works are use of community context; enhanced school, family, and community environment; peer education; cooperative learning; and giving…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Moral Development, Motivation