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ERIC Number: ED065749
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 22
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Reference Count: 0
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Implementing Curricula for Program Assistants in 4-H.
Boyce, Milton V.
The selection, role, and training of the Extension program assistant is reviewed. The ever-increasing demand for Extension type workers has magnified the shortage of professional personnel to man these programs. To meet these demands, the continuing and timely training of program assistants is necessary to enhance their value to the Extension team, and to the total Extension program. Suggestions for implementing curricula are: 1. The program assistant should be screened for dependability, leadership ability, and good judgment; 2. Job descriptions, designed to spell out specific duties and responsibilities, should also include several job levels so that the assistnat perceives opportunities for advancement; 3. A clear delineation of the Extension agent's role and that of the program assistant should be established; 4. Pre-service orientation to insure a more productive working climate; 5. On-the-job training should include an in-service education program; 6. Encouragement to continue education should be given those seeking advancement; 7. Someone should be designated to have general charge of the program assistants; and 8. The pre-service and in-service training programs and the total Extension program should be evaluated on a continuing basis. (Author/LS)
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Identifiers: 4 H Programs
Note: Presented to 4-H and Other Youth Section - Southern Agricultural Workers Association, Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 2-4, 1970