ERIC Number: ED047217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Training Needs of County Program Building Committee Members in Texas.
Alsup, Ross Glenn
This study examined the training needs of county program-building committee members in Texas. Twenty-five competences were identified by a panel of 12 county Extension agents who served as consultants. The population comprised 200 randomly selected committee members who possessed partial degrees of understanding in all areas of competence listed. Noticeable lack of understanding occurred, however, in "the rules by which the county program building committee operates", "the organizational structure of the over-all county program building committee", and "the relationship of the Texas Agricultural Extension Service to the United States Department of Agriculture." Committee members also lacked abilities in establishing priorities in planning long-range county programs, revising them, and interpreting them to others. Sixty percent of the respondents indicated that the county program building committee had a set of rules by which it operates; 66.7% indicated that they were members of the sub-committees of the over-all county program building committee and had attended a median of 1.3 sub-committee meetings in the past year. Eighty-four percent of the committee members believed that the committee was an asset to their county. Only 76% thought the committee determined the problem areas in the county. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Consultants, Doctoral Dissertations, Extension Agents, Federal State Relationship, Individual Characteristics, Investigations, Program Content, Program Development, Role Perception, Rural Extension, Skills
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Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
Identifiers: Cooperative Extension Service
Note: Ph.D. Thesis