ERIC Number: ED021186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Training Needs of Four-H Adult Leaders in Johnson and Shelby Counties.
Hughes, Paul F.
A study was made to consider 19 possible attitudes of 4-H adult leaders, to learn what these leaders feel is their function, and to determine what training is needed to fulfill the functions of a 4-H leaders. Data consisted of previous related research and of questionnaire responses from 83 leaders in Johnson and Shelby Counties, Indiana. Leaders were divided into groups of less experience and more experience to determine if experience was a factor in attitudes, functions, and training needs. Several conclusions were drawn: (1) no satisfactory method has been devised for accurate measurement of attitudes and attitude changes; (2) regardless of experience, 4-H leaders feel a need for training in teaching methods (including ways of maintaining interest, increasing membership, improving the quality of club members' work, and helping members to help each other); (3) the majority of respondents were less interested in new projects than in learning about 4-H projects presently available; (4) experienced and inexperienced leaders differ somewhat on attitudes but only slightly on concepts of leadership functions. Further research is necessary in this area and evaluation criteria. (The document includes six tables and 22 references.) (ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Educational Background, Educational Needs, Evaluation, Experience, Females, Leadership, Leadership Training, Males, Masters Theses, Research, Role Perception, Statistical Data, Student Educational Objectives, Youth Leaders
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405.
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: Indiana; 4 H Clubs
Note: M. S. thesis.