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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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Kok, Car Mun; Torquati, Julia; de Guzman, Maria – Journal of Extension, 2019
Research on the family mealtime has shown its importance for youths' dietary attitudes and behaviors. Youths who have more frequent family meals often have more healthful dietary behaviors. However, little is known about the context and processes related to how family mealtimes affect youths' dietary behaviors. To address this gap, we examined the…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Dietetics, Health Behavior, Eating Habits
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Wilkinson, Deanna L.; Carroll, Jan B. – Journal of Extension, 2019
The poster is a promising mechanism for inclusive scholarship. Inclusive scholarship provides direct opportunities for inclusion and representation. Community partner and youth participants in an urban gardening program were engaged in program-related scholarship via involvement in creation of a poster and its presentation at a community…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Youth Programs, Urban Areas, Gardening
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Yelland, Erin; Piper, Jessie – Journal of Extension, 2019
Gray for a Day educates participants on age-related sensory and functional challenges through simulations that reflect daily routines, simple tasks, and social activities. Participants are introduced to healthful living concepts and means for promoting optimal aging and challenged to adopt healthful and empathic practices that will improve…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Empathy, Life Style
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Mata, Marisol; Carley, Danesha Seth; Hamblin, April; Dubois, Jean-Jacques – Journal of Extension, 2019
Despite the importance of bees, there is a gap in the public's understanding of them. To help address this gap, we developed the outreach tool Experience Bees, a series of simple learning and hands-on activities to teach community members about bees and their importance in our landscapes. Program evaluation showed that participants learned about…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Community Education, Experiential Learning, Entomology
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Ketterman, Jesse, Jr.; Russell, Mia; Yacob, Diana; Kim, Jinhee; Elonge, Michael; Maynard, Patricia; Orr, Audrey – Journal of Extension, 2019
We investigated the effectiveness of an Extension-led training for human services providers on Your Money, Your Goals: A Financial Empowerment Toolkit, a resource developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Results from pretests, posttests, and focus group research indicate that participants significantly increased confidence in their…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Human Services, Money Management, Empowerment
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Pavloski, Erin L.; Triezenberg, Heather A.; Takahashi, Bruno; Taylor, William W. – Journal of Extension, 2019
We examined risk perceptions that aquatic-based recreation stakeholders in the Great Lakes region held about fish diseases, using viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) as our case study. Eighty-five percent of study participants knew nothing or very little about VHS. Regarding risks posed by VHS, participants overall were most concerned about risks…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Water, Animals, Diseases
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Epley, Hannah K. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Practical aspects of curriculum development, especially that involving multiple authors, often are overlooked, but they are critical to moving a curriculum from concept to finished product. The Ohio 4-H Camping Design Team developed a competency-model-based curriculum for training the state's 4-H teen camp counselors. The team incorporated action…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Competency Based Education, Recreational Activities, Training
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Settle, Quisto; Brubaker, McKayla; Hardman, Alisha; Downey, Laura – Journal of Extension, 2019
A representative sample of Mississippi residents were asked about their knowledge and perceptions of the Mississippi State University (MSU) Extension Service through an online questionnaire. About half of the respondents were aware of MSU Extension, but fewer than one fifth had used MSU Extension resources. Respondents who were aware of MSU…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Extension Education, State Universities, Online Surveys
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Rajagopal, Lakshman; Reynolds, Joel; Li, Dawei – Journal of Extension, 2019
This article describes visual-based minimal-text food safety tools developed in Mandarin Chinese to educate Chinese-speaking food service workers about safe food handling practices. Ten posters and one PowerPoint presentation were developed, and their efficacy in conveying critical food safety messages was tested with Chinese-speaking food service…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Food Service, Food, Safety
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Allen, Andrew J.; Neibergs, J. Shannon; Llewellyn, Donald A.; Smith, Sarah M.; Kerr, Susan R.; Moore, Dale A.; Hudson, Tipton D. – Journal of Extension, 2019
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is an often unrecognized problem in cow-calf herds. We describe a program we used to help producers identify and avoid practices that could increase their herds' risk for BRD. The greatest knowledge gains occurred for the topics of costs associated with BRD, BRD risks at the feedlot, and biosecurity measures.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Animals, Diseases, Risk Management
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McKim, Aaron J.; Raven, Matt R.; Palmer, Abbey; McFarland, Ashley; Isleib, James – Journal of Extension, 2019
Mitigating complex problems is increasingly essential to sustaining life on Earth. Empowering current and future generations to address these problems requires rethinking traditional education approaches. This article serves as a primer for land-based learning--defined as a pedagogical approach in which learners collaborate with community members…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Agricultural Occupations, Sustainability, Extension Agents
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Bayer, Rachel; Fischer, Kathy – Journal of Extension, 2019
To determine how Extension educators can use environmental education materials to develop life skills in youths, we correlated a national environmental education curriculum developed by Project Learning Tree (PLT) to the 4-H Life Skills Wheel. Youth development professionals can use the resulting correlations to determine which life skills the…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Environmental Education, Daily Living Skills, Youth Programs
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Caldwell, Kathryn A.; Vaughn, Leigh Ann; Harrod, Elisabeth; Harrod, Jon – Journal of Extension, 2019
We developed a program centered on a social marketing-enhanced home energy education visit to encourage homeowner adoption of specific energy conservation measures. We randomly assigned 170 homeowners to an experimental condition that included energy education before an energy audit or a control condition that included only an energy audit.…
Descriptors: Marketing, Energy Conservation, Housing, Ownership
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Dewald, Stacey S.; Murphrey, Theresa P.; Leggette, Holli R.; Berthold, Allen; Wagner, Kevin – Journal of Extension, 2019
To assist Extension professionals working in Texas's Little River Watershed with efforts to educate landowners about reducing amounts of bacteria there, we assessed motivations for and barriers to landowners' adopting best management practices (BMPs). We surveyed 275 landowners in the watershed. Respondents were at least somewhat familiar with…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Agricultural Education, Microbiology, Barriers
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