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ERIC Number: ED017654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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PROGRAMMED LEARNING IN EXTENSION TRAINING, A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PROGRAMMED SELF-INSTRUCTION AND WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION.
HYMAN, THEODORE M.; MARSH, C. PAUL
TO COMPARE PROGRAMED SELF-INSTRUCTION WITH THE WORKSHOP METHOD THE FOLLOWING HYPOTHESES WERE TESTED--(1) PROGRAMED SELF-INSTRUCTION IS AS EFFECTIVE AS THE WORKSHOP IN INCREASING THE EXTENSION AGENTS' KNOWLEDGE OF RADIO AS AN EXTENSION TEACHING METHOD, (2) PROGRAMED SELF-INSTRUCTION IS AS EFFECTIVE AS THE WORKSHOP METHOD IN DEVELOPING MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE USE OF RADIO, (3) PROGRAMED SELF-INSTRUCTION CHANGES EXTENSION AGENTS' SELF CONCEPT OF THEIR ABILITY TO DO RADIO TEACHING AS MUCH AS THE WORKSHOP METHOD, AND (4) AGENTS PARTICIPATING IN PROGRAMED SELF-INSTRUCTION IN RADIO WILL FEEL THAT SUCH SELF-INSTRUCTION SHOULD BE WIDELY USED IN INSERVICE TRAINING IN OTHER SUBJECT AREAS. PARTICIPATING AGENTS, A RANDOM SAMPLING FROM NAMES CHOSEN ON THE BASIS OF QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES FROM COUNTY CHAIRMEN, WERE DIVIDED INTO SELF-INSTRUCTION AND WORKSHOP GROUP, EACH COMPOSED OF EQUAL NUMBERS OF EACH SEX AND OF NEW AND EXPERIENCED AGENTS. BOTH GROUPS WERE PRE- AND POSTTESTED. FINDINGS SHOWED THAT PROGRAMED SELF-INSTRUCTION WAS AS EFFECTIVE AS WORKSHOP INSTRUCTION IN (1) INCREASING EXTENSION AGENTS' KNOWLEDGE OF RADIO, (2) DEVELOPING MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARD THE USE OF RADIO IN EXTENSION TEACHING AND (3) CHANGING THE AGENTS' CONCEPT OF THEIR ABILITY TO DO RADIO TEACHING. PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION SEEMS TO OFFER POSSIBILITIES IN INSERVICE TRAINING BY ELIMINATING DIFFICULTIES CAUSED BY DISTANCE, VARYING EXPERIENCE AND LEVELS OF KNOWLEDGE, AND DELAY IN GETTING NEW AGENTS INTO GROUP TRAINING. (WB)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Experiment Station.
Identifiers: NORTH CAROLINA