ERIC Number: ED023012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Appraisal of a Process of Planning for Total Resource Development in a Wisconsin County.
Whale, William Brock
Citizens of Brown County, Wisconsin participated in planning for Total Resource Development, led by professional extension personnel who oriented study group members to planning purposes and procedures and provided resource information. Data to determine how the planning process met six conditions were obtained from questionnaires, analysis of tape records of planning meetings, group final reports, and lists of needs identified by professional personnel. Influence of professionals on group decisions was low in three groups and high in one. Most conditions were met in the two groups comprised of men, in low age, low education males, and in high age, high education females. The most extensive use of a decision-making procedure was by chairmen who had participated in the training session and who had previous experience in leading decision-making groups. Most thorough investigation of a subject matter area was conducted by group members having previous knowledge of the subject. As there was more dissimilarity than similarity between needs identified by citizen groups and those identified by professionals, both sources should identify needs from which to establish educational objectives. (author/aj)
Descriptors: Citizens Councils, Community Planning, Community Resources, Decision Making, Discussion Groups, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Evaluation, Extension Agents, Females, Males, Meetings, Participant Characteristics, Research
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.