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Forthun, Larry F.; Fogarty, Kate; Rudd, Shelby; Bartolomeo, Susan; Mighty, Peggy D. – Journal of Extension, 2018
Grandparents who take on primary responsibility for raising grandchildren face unique family challenges while helping reduce the burden on the foster care system. The GRandS (Grandfamily Resilience and Sustainability) Program was a family life education program designed with three fundamental goals: (a) increase grandparent caregivers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Caregiver Training, Extension Education, Family Life Education
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Lewis, Kendra M.; Ewers, Timothy; Miller, JoLynn C.; Bird, Marianne; Borba, John; Hill, Russell D.; Rea-Keywood, Jeannette; Shelstad, Nancy; Trzesniewski, Kali – Journal of Extension, 2018
Research on retention in the 4-H youth development program has consistently shown that one of the primary indicators for youths' dropping out of 4-H is being a first-year member. Extension 4-H professionals from California, Idaho, Wyoming, and New Jersey formed a team to study this issue. Our team surveyed first-year members and their…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power, Dropout Research
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Cummins, R. Glenn; Smith, David W.; Callison, Coy; Mukhtar, Saqib – Journal of Extension, 2018
The case study addressed in this article illustrates the value of continuous response measurement (CRM) for testing and refining messages produced for distribution to Extension audiences. We used CRM to evaluate the responses of Extension educators and Natural Resources Conservation Service technical service providers to a video describing…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Case Studies, Audience Response
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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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Hurtado, Ghaffar A.; Olson, Kathleen A.; de Davila, Silvia Alvarez; Campoverde, Victoria – Journal of Extension, 2018
Parent-school engagement is a contributor to student achievement, but few relevant programs exist for immigrant Latino families. This article describes the design, pilot implementation, and evaluation of a parent-engagement Extension program, developed and implemented in Spanish. The purpose of the program is to help parents develop and/or…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Hispanic American Students, Parent Participation, Curriculum Development
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Bergman, Jacqueline J.; Linnell, Jessica D.; Scherr, Rachel E.; Ginsburg, David C.; Brian, Kelley M.; Carter, Rosemary; Donohue, Susan; Klisch, Shannon; Lawry-Hall, Suzanne; Pressman, Jona; Soule, Katherine; Zidenberg-Cherr, Sheri – Journal of Extension, 2018
We conducted a process evaluation of the Shaping Healthy Choices Program, a multicomponent school-based nutrition program, when implemented in partnership with University of California (UC) CalFresh and UC Cooperative Extension (UCCE). There were positive impacts on participating students, but results varied across counties, possibly due to…
Descriptors: Nutrition Instruction, Comprehensive School Health Education, Partnerships in Education, Extension Education
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Brandon, Dorothy P.; Tsamaase, Marea; Humphrey, Ronnie; Crenshaw, Kevin – Journal of Extension, 2018
Urbanization is causing a major shift in Extension's programming throughout the United States. We present results of a nontraditional urban program (the Parent-Child Reading Enhancement Program) that is being implemented by Alabama Cooperative Extension System's Urban Affairs and New Nontraditional Programs unit. Findings suggest that this…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Urban Extension, Parent Child Relationship, Family Literacy
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Varkey, Sapna; Smirnova, Olga; Gallien, Tara Lee – Journal of Extension, 2018
Engaged scholarship (ES) entails a symbiotic relationship between the community and the university. This article reports results from an evaluation of an ES symposium Eastern Carolina University held to increase awareness of ES as a means for integrating research, teaching, and service and to potentially change unfavorable perceptions about ES…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Attitude Change, Partnerships in Education, School Community Programs
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Harder, Amy; Hodges, Alan; Zelaya, Priscilla – Journal of Extension, 2017
Return on investment (ROI) is a commonly used metric for organizations concerned with demonstrating the value of their investments; it can be used to determine whether funds spent providing professional development programs for Extension professionals are good investments. This article presents a method for calculating ROI for an onboarding…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Professional Development, Value Judgment, Value Added Models
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Seal, Susan D.; Peterson, Donna J.; Iwata, Chieko; Kobia, Caroline; Reddy, Raja – Journal of Extension, 2017
With expanding global interdependence, it is vital that 4-H youths learn more about the ever-increasing diverse cultures in their own communities as well as expand their global mindedness and understanding of globalization. The 4-H International Village (a) offers a comfortable yet engaging avenue for youths to expand their knowledge of and…
Descriptors: International Education, Youth Programs, Global Approach, Foreign Culture
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Duke, Adrienne; Norton, Jessica – Journal of Extension, 2017
The evaluation reported in this article examined the effectiveness of a statewide bullying prevention program, Be SAFE. Be SAFE involves use of a positive youth development approach to influence peer groups rather than individual bullies or victims. Through the use of pre- and postprogram questionnaires, we found increases in youths' knowledge of…
Descriptors: State Programs, Bullying, Child Safety, Safety Education
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Bloom, J. Dara; Lelekacs, Joanna Massey; Dunning, Rebecca; Piner, Abbey; Brinkmeyer, Emma – Journal of Extension, 2017
Interest in local foods began in the early 2000s and has grown substantially over the past decade and a half. Although Extension is addressing local food systems in many states, training and materials in this program area are nascent. To address this circumstance, we developed a graduate course on local food systems for Extension educators.…
Descriptors: Food, Extension Agents, Graduate Study, Program Effectiveness
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Reeves, Kane T.; Donaldson, Joseph L.; Naylor, Mitchell; LeBleu, Lisa – Journal of Extension, 2017
The 4-H Health Rocks! curriculum aims to reduce use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs and promote healthful lifestyle choices among 8- to 14-year-old youths. A retrospective "post-then-pre" survey of Tennessee participants was aimed at describing the demographic characteristics of participants and investigating respondents'…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Substance Abuse, Prevention, Knowledge Level
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Pish, Suzanne; Clark-Jones, Teresa; Eschbach, Cheryl; Tiret, Holly – Journal of Extension, 2016
RELAX: Alternatives to Anger is an educational anger management program that helps adults understand and manage anger, develop communication skills, manage stress, and make positive behavioral changes in their interpersonal relationships. A sample of 1,168 evaluation surveys were collected from RELAX: Alternatives to Anger participants over 3…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Behavior Change, Interpersonal Relationship
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Alexander, Ramine; Hill, Jennie; Grier, Karissa; MacAuley, Lorien; McKenzie, Alisa; Totten, Tadashi; Porter, Kathleen; Zoellner, Jamie – Journal of Extension, 2016
The study reported here involved Cooperative Extension as a key research partner and was guided by a community-based participatory research approach and a feasibility study framework. The research objective was to assess four indicators of feasibility (i.e., acceptability, demand, implementation, and limited-effectiveness) of a gardening and…
Descriptors: Feasibility Studies, Gardening, Nutrition Instruction, Intervention
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