ERIC Number: ED043805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Study of Community Resource Development and Community Service Program Coordination between Cooperative Extension and Community Colleges in New York.
A study was made to define areas where Community Resource Development-Community Services program coordination between Cooperative Extension and Community Colleges may integrate at the local level. Objectives were to describe similarities and differences of both programs, to identify attitudes of personnel toward the program areas and possible joint program effort, and to formulate a model for cooperation. A questionnaire was developed and mailed to 35 persons in community colleges throughout New York State and to 47 extension agents and four regional specialists in New York; returns were 86% and 95% respectively. There was no evidence of overlap in program content; community colleges emphasized vocational-technical, cultural, and basic education while extension emphasis was on land use, natural resources, and environment. There was overlap for clientele by both emphasizing a suburban, middle income audience. Wide differences in background of personnel in both institutions appeared. More positive attitudes toward the program area were expressed by the community college personnel; but both groups expressed common problem area concerns in program development. (NL)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service; New York