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ERIC Number: ED022874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 310
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Training Needs of County Agricultural Extension Agents in Quebec, Canada.
Bouchard, Andre Joseph
The purpose of this study was to ascertain what training county agricultural extension agents felt was needed for proficiency in their jobs. Data were obtained from 161 of the 182 agents in the Province with a 191-item questionnaire categorized into (1) program planning, (2) psychological and educational principles, (3) performance of educational activities, (4) research and evaluation, (5) knowledge about the extension service, (6) social knowledge, and (7) technical subject matter. Spearman's rank correlation was used to ascertain relationships between training needs and age, tenure, and professional status. All agents expressed need for more training in program planning and less in technical subject matter. The training needs of younger as compared to older agents showed low correlation. The greatest differences in training needs were between the 0-2 year and 5-10 year tenure groups. High relationships were found between training needs among professional status groups, although no great differences were obtained between the rank order coefficients in the areas of training when training needs were compared on the basis of age and tenure groups. This Ph.D. thesis was submitted to The Ohio State University. (JM)
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Identifiers: Canada; Quebec