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ERIC Number: ED020456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 1
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THE INFLUENCE OF SELECTED FACTORS ON THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY EXTENSION WORKER'S DEFINITION OF THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION.
GEORGE, JAMES DALTON
THE PURPOSE OF THIS NORTH CAROLINA STUDY WAS TO ASSESS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELECTED ASPECTS OF COUNTY EXTENSION AGENTS' BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE (MAINLY COLLEGE MAJORS AND PARTICIPATION IN COURSES ON EXTENSION METHODS) AND THEIR DEFINITION OF THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION. RESPONDENTS WERE 334 AGENTS REPRESENTING 99 OF THE 100 COUNTIES OF THE STATE. ROLE DEFINITIONS, AS MEASURED BY A RATING SCALE, FORMED A CONTINUUM RANGING FROM PRIMARY STRESS ON AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION TO A PERCEPTION OF BROAD ADULT EDUCATION RESPONSIBILITY TOWARD FARM, RURAL NONFARM, AND URBAN DWELLERS. A RELATED VARIABLE INVOLVED A CONTINUUM RANGING FROM EMPHASIS ON OVERALL BEHAVIOR CHANGE TO EMPHASIS ON TECHNICAL AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICE ONLY (SOCIAL SCIENCE VERSUS AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE). POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS WERE OBTAINED BETWEEN THE BROADER VIEW OF COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AND THE VARIABLES OF COLLEGE MAJORS, METHODS COURSE PARTICIPATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCE ORIENTATION, AND BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE ORIENTATION. VARIOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION, PLANNING, AND FURTHER RESEARCH WERE DERIVED. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES 20 TABLES, FOUR DIAGRAMS, AND 62 REFERENCES.) THIS DOCUMENT WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. 180 PAGES. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.
Identifiers: COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE; NORTH CAROLINA