ERIC Number: ED065769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
State Inservice Training Programs for Home Agents Regarding Educational Needs of Mothers of Preschool Children.
Takuatoong, Ponsook Na; And Others
A study was conducted to gather data on inservice training programs of extension agents. Objectives included: (1) To gather historical information regarding Extension agent inservice training programs conducted in various states in the United States in the area of educational needs of mothers of preschool children; (2) To review generally accepted approaches used by Extension Family Life specialists in presenting attendant subject matter and teaching methods to home agents; and (3) To identify areas of child rearing included by specialists as being most important in Extension programs regarding such needs. Data were secured from studies and reports in Extension work, official publications and personnel letters. A questionnaire was mailed to 39 Extension Family Life specialists. Findings of the study support the national Extension reports of 1952 indicating that Child Development and Family Relationships programs were continuously showing growth. Growth was revealed by the increasing number of Family Life specialists in the various states, the home agent inservice training programs given by the specialists regarding educational needs of mothers of preschool children, and other factors. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Agricultural Extension Service.
Note: Extension Study No. 18