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Santopolo, Frank A.; Kell, Karolyn – Journal of Extension, 1976
During an evaluation of the Kentucky Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), the critical incident technique was used to measure successful and unsuccessful events encountered by the paraprofessional EFNEP aides: (1) To identify on-the-job behaviors and attitudes of EFNEP aides to determine critical job requirements and (2) to draw…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Employee Attitudes, Job Analysis, Job Skills
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Prawl, Warren L.; Jorns, William J. – Journal of Extension, 1976
An evaluation of the Douglas County (Kansas) Extension Program to determine clientele's level of awareness and acceptance of the program and program strengths and weaknesses, to establish new program directions and a base line for future evaluation efforts, and to develop methodology and materials to be used in evaluation. Procedures, findings,…
Descriptors: County Programs, Educational Programs, Extension Agents, Extension Education
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Grindereng, Margaret P. – Journal of Extension, 1976
In an examination of the accuracy of verbal labels generally attributed to AFDC groups, data revealed the majority of AFDC recipients do not fit the public's stereotypes. The AFDC family, in addition to economic stresses, experiences psychological and social stresses. Ways in which Extension can help AFDC groups are suggested. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Extension Education, Public Affairs Education, Public Opinion
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Garmon, W. M.; Harwood, D. G., Jr. – Journal of Extension, 1976
A program that enables young people to understand economic practices of business and industry, originally conceived at the 1972 National 4-H Congress but expanded to include many agencies, is described. A format of four one-day modules is suggested. Businessmens' involvement, local advisory committees, and coordination are important aspects…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Business Education, Community Involvement, Community Leaders
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Santopolo, Frank A.; Kell, Karolyn – Journal of Extension, 1976
An evaluation of the Kentucky Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program used the critical incident technique to (1) identify on-the-job behavior to determine critical job requirements and (2) draw implications for training. The aides identified continuous personal contact with clients and an enthusiastic attitude as crucial to success.…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Critical Incidents Method, Educational Needs, Job Analysis
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Prawl, Warren L.; Jorns, William J. – Journal of Extension, 1976
A review of the effectiveness of extension education programs in Douglas County, Kansas is presented. Data were collected through a review of program data, interviews, and questionnaires sent to county residents. The results indicate a general knowledge and acceptance of the county's extension services among the respondents. (EC)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, County Programs, Data Analysis, Extension Agents
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Brooks, Henry M. – Journal of Extension, 1976
A study of the training needs of extension specialists in 1890 land-grant institutions concludes with the finding that the greatest need for training is in the area of evaluating and reporting extension programs. Data were collected from questionnaires returned by 81 extension specialists and 14 extension administrators. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Black Education, Educational Needs, Evaluation Methods, Extension Agents
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Pittman, Joe D.; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1976
An evaluation of three staffing patterns (county/State, multicounty/State, and county/multicounty/State) used in extension programs is presented based on clientele perceptions of its effectiveness. The results of the study indicate that staffing patterns were not crucial to the clientele as long as their needs were met. (EC)
Descriptors: Extension Education, Organizational Effectiveness, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Parsons, Jerry; Kiesow, John – Journal of Extension, 1975
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Role Models, Staff Role, Task Analysis
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Burrows, Carmen; Zaremba, Stan – Journal of Extension, 1982
Describes "4-H in the Schools," a cost-effective alternative for reaching youth at a time and place where their numbers are significant. Schools offer opportunities to reach a wide variety of youth or to target specific groups. (Author)
Descriptors: Extension Agents, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Organizations
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