ERIC Number: ED033319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
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An Analysis of Training Needs of Extension Agents in Urban and Farm Counties.
Kalangi, Christopher Jayadas
This study sought to analyze the training needs of urban and rural county Cooperative Extension agents in various positions. Identified in terms of 142 items in nine training areas, these needs were elicited in a questionnaire using a four-point rating scale, followed by correlation for different areas and duties. Respondents were 330 agricultural, youth, and home economics agents in 11 northeastern and north central states. General conclusions derived were: (1) training needs of urban and rural agents differ significantly within, but not among, areas of training; (2) training needs vary on an urban versus farm basis as well as by position; (3) differences in training needs between urban and rural agents were greater for youth work than for other fields; (4) a high degree of technical subject matter training is more important for home economics agents than for the others. All groups of agents needed more training in principles of evaluation, intensive training in county level organization and policy, and much training in community development, public affairs education, civic responsibility, public speaking, and written communications. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Analysis of Variance, Correlation, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Extension Agents, Home Economics Education, Investigations, Professional Continuing Education, Rural Areas, Units of Study, Urban Areas, Youth Programs
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.