ERIC Number: ED034117
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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An Analysis of the Improvement of Quality Instruction Programs for Cooperative Extension Personnel in Ohio.
Ali Khan, Ansar
This study investigated the attitudes and understanding of participants and nonparticipants toward a program to improve the quality of instruction by Ohio Cooperative Extension Service personnel. Using a questionnaire and rating scales, data were obtained on personal background, teaching methods and techniques, and educational aids and practices, as related to attitudes and cognitive learning. These were some of the conclusions: (1) the workshops had enabled participants to use a greater number of approved teaching methods and educational practices than nonparticipants and to use educational practices more effectively; (2) participants perceived the value of the workshops more favorably than nonparticipants; (3) respondents aged 30-49 had higher cognitive knowledge scores than older or younger groups; (4) respondents' experience in the Cooperative Extension Service did not affect attitudes or cognitive knowledge scores; (5) neither formal education nor position in the organization affected attitudes toward the workshops; (6) higher position respondents had higher knowledge scores than lower position respondents; (7) over half the respondents were using more than half the approved methods and procedures. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adoption (Ideas), Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Attendance, Attitudes, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Experience, Extension Agents, Inservice Education, Performance, Research, Status, Teaching Methods, Tenure, Workshops
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; Ohio
Note: Ph. D. Thesis