ERIC Number: EJ1035487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Does Evaluation Competence of Extension Educators Differ by Their Program Area of Responsibility?
Ghimire, Nav R.; Martin, Robert A.
Journal of Extension, v51 n6 Article 6RIB1 Dec 2013
Raising evaluation capacity is not an easy task unless the evaluation competence of Extension professionals in each program area is identified. The study reported here identified whether level of knowledge and skills and needs for further training in program evaluation vary for Extension educators based on their program area. A total of 752 Extension educators participated in the study through an online survey. Differences were observed for evaluation competence and further training needs between Extension educators among program areas. Therefore, offering training for Extension educators based on evaluation competence and the area of responsibility is recommended for optimum training outcomes.
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Competence, Capacity Building, Knowledge Level, Skill Analysis, Research Skills, Educational Needs, Program Evaluation, Specialization, Online Surveys, Statistical Significance, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Needs Assessment, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Competency Testing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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