ERIC Number: ED022988
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
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An Analysis of Educational Needs of Arkansas Extension Agents.
Price, Randel Keith
A 113-item questionnaire completed by 233 county agricultural extension agents supplied data for a study of educational interests in competency areas of--understanding social systems, program planning and development, understanding human development, extension organization and administration, the educational process, communications, effective thinking, research and evaluation, and technical knowledge. Data were analyzed for tenure groupings, classifications by job responsibilities, and agent evaluation records. Competencies considered important by more than 80% were abilities to analyze the county situation, to develop one's own leadership abilities, to identify leadership in the county, to organize effective program planning committees, to involve lay people in program development, to develop a long-term extension program, to identify problems and their priorities, to conduct effective farm and home visits, to use teaching methods effectively, and an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the extension agent at the county level. (author/aj)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Extension Agents, Leadership, Program Development, Questionnaires, Research, Role Perception, Self Evaluation, Tenure
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 60-1015, MF $2.60, Xerography $9.00).
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.