ERIC Number: ED032497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Extension Service and Modern Society; A Report of Phase 1 Committee on Rural-Urban Transition and Extension Reorganization.
West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.
Present and possible future forms of West Virginia rural extension organization were examined in the light of modern societal change and complexity. Individual adjustment to a changing social and cultural environment was proposed as the aim of the future Extension service. These were among the implications of such an orientation: (1) with the aim proposed, Extension can perpetuate itself because of the ever growing needs for help in adjusting to the new society; (2) adjustment, natural resource development, and other possible objectives would be considered under a single criterion; (3) meaningful aims complemented by a suitable structure would be associated with increased morale and a stronger sense of fulfillment by administrators and personnel; (4) such feelings should help make personnel more willing to undergo occupational change whenever necessary, and help agents in particular to overcome the frustration of an occupation involving shifting and often unclear aims; (5) selection of new subject areas, association with new branches of scientific institutions, and changes in organizational structure (including hiring and retraining) would be facilitated. (ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Appalachian Center.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; West Virginia