ERIC Number: ED042983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of Land-Grant College and Tennessee Valley Authority Staffs' Perception of the Rapid Adjustment Program Concept.
Russ, Porter Lawrence
This study assessed the consensus among and between members of land grant college (LGC) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) staffs on perceptions of a farm demonstration program called the Rapid Adjustment Program (RAP); and measured the effect of organizational affiliation (TVA or LGC), position, tenure, educational level, major area of study, and time devoted to the RAP, on perceptions. The 188 questionnaire respondents, all directly involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating the RAP concept, expressed themselves on four major RAP subconcepts; objectives, clientele, task, evaluation criteria. Respondents' current work situation, prior experience, and learned behavior had some effect. Certain disagreements on the importance of individual subconcepts were also related to organization, position, and education. Communication of the RAP concept seems to have occurred mainly among program specialists. Improved methods were suggested for conveying the concept to persons in other positions. (LY)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Analysis of Variance, Bibliographies, Demonstration Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Responsibility, Evaluation Criteria, Extension Agents, Land Grant Universities, Objectives, Opinions, Organizations (Groups), Perception, Program Development, Rural Extension, Specialists
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 70-9219, MF $3.00, Xerography $7.00)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: Tennessee Valley Authority
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