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ERIC Number: ED017831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 1
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AN ANALYSIS OF THE TRAINING NEEDS OF WISCONSIN COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE PERSONNEL.
CLARK, HARRY E.
WISCONSIN COUNTY EXTENSION PERSONNEL IDENTIFIED THEIR OWN TRAINING NEEDS BY RANKING 55 ITEMS CONSIDERED TO BE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KNOWLEDGES, UNDERSTANDINGS AND METHODS WHICH COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE PERSONNEL SHOULD POSSESS IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT THE SCOPE REPORT. RESPONDENTS CONSIDERED TWO QUESTIONS FOR EACH ITEM-- (1) HOW IMPORTANT IS EACH ITEM TO YOUR EFFECTIVENESS AS AN EXTENSION AGENT, AND (2) HOW MUCH TRAINING DO YOU BELIEVE YOU NOW NEED IN EACH ITEM. PRIMARY ATTENTION WAS GIVEN TO THE ITEMS WHICH 60 PERCENT OR MORE OF THE RESPONDENTS INDICATED WERE OF MUCH IMPORTANCE AND TO THOSE ITMES IN WHICH 31 PERCENT OR MORE EXPRESSED A NEED FOR MUCH TRAINING. IT WAS FOUND THAT RESPONDENTS' PROFESSIONAL POSITION INFLUENCED THEIR OPINIONS. SIMILAR OPINIONS WERE HELD BY PERSONNEL OF COMPARABLE AGE AND TENURE. ITEMS WITHIN THE AREAS OF LEADERSHIP, PROGRAM PLANNING, AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS WERE OF GREATEST IMPORTANCE TO THE EFFECTIVENESS OF AGENTS, WITH THOSE IN THE AREAS OF CONDUCTING THE PROGRAM, EVALUATION, FAMILY LIVING AND YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, AND FARM AND HOME MANAGEMENT OF SECONDARY IMPORTANCE. THERE WAS A NEED FOR INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING IN THE PREPARATION OF PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS. THIS DOCUMENT, LC CARD NO. MIC 60-5725, IS A DOCTORAL THESIS, AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. MICROFILM $2.95. XEROX $10.35. 227 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE