ERIC Number: ED027487
Record Type: RIE
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Association of Selected Variables with Objectivity of Procedures Used by Louisiana Cooperative Extension Agents to Evaluate Accomplishments of Educational Objectives.
This study focused on determining the levels of objectivity of procedures used by agents of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service to evaluate accomplishment of selected educational objectives. The population included 247 county agents who had developed and executed an educational program during 1965 and 16 selected administrative and supervisory personnel. Information was obtained from mailed questionnaires, agents' annual plans of work, and narrative reports. Measurement scales were devised to categorize evaluation procedures used by agents and to classify the level of accomplishment reported by agents in annual narrative reports. Differences were not large enough to be statistically significant between levels of objectivity of evaluation procedures used and: amount of time spent by agents in receiving training, planning programs, executing programs, and evaluating accomplishments; different job categories of agents; and length of their service. Among other things it was concluded that: extension agents should limit their objectives, training should be given in evaluative procedures, and educational programs should be evaluated through objective procedures. The letters and questionnaire used in the study are included. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Administrators, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, Extension Agents, Leadership Training, Objectivity, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Rural Extension
University Microfilms, 33 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 66-13,788, MF $3.00; Xerography $7.60).
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.