ERIC Number: ED023022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
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The Washington State Agricultural Extension Service, 1912-1961.
Cosgriffe, Harry A.
A study was made of the Washington Agricultural Extension Service from 1912 to 1961 to identify and interpret the changing administrative structure, program content, methods and techniques, relationships with other organizations and agencies, fundamental changes in ways of deciding educational content, influences of the Extension Service on society, and societal and other influences on the Extension Service. Beginning efforts and activities in agriculture, home economics, and Four-H work and in agent training (1912-20) were followed by a period of adjustment (1921-29) in such areas as program philosophy, financing, and staffing. The Depression (1930-41) created many new Extension Service clients and led to an emphasis on local meetings, farm and home visits, and mass media. Except for the new Neighborhood Leadership program, wartime methods (1941-45) did not change greatly, and the war effort and postwar planning were dominant. The Agricultural Extension Service responded to postwar conditions and problems (1946-61) by adjusting the duties of staff members, engaging in self-study and introspection, adding new programs, activities, and techniques, and modifying the agricultural, home economics, and Four-H programs. The document includes physical and geographic background data, 19 tables, and an extensive bibliography. (ly)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Extension Agents, History, Home Economics Education, Program Administration, Program Content, Program Development, Research, Rural Extension, Socioeconomic Influences, Teaching Methods, Youth Programs
Dept. of Photoduplication, Univ. of Chicago Library, Swift Hall, Chicago, Ill. 60637 (T13066)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Washington; 4 H Clubs
Note: 323p. Ph. D. Thesis.