ERIC Number: ED251280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-24
Reference Count: 0
Land Grant and State Universities' Current Involvement in Clergy Continuing Education.
Ruesink, David C.
Land grant institutions and state universities have a long history of involvement in Clergy Continuing Education and continue to encourage such programs because: (1) clergy are important community leaders, (2) they could become an important support group, and (3) they have information needs related to their activity in such public policy matters as agriculture and community and rural life. A 1982 study similar to studies done in 1970 and 1975 found that 17 states had Clergy Continuing Education programs in 1982, 3 states had programs in 1970 but not in 1982, 11 states had programs in 1975 but not in 1982, and 4 states had programs in 1982 but not in 1975. In addition, 21 other states felt they had from slight to strong possibilities that they would initiate or renew such programs by 1988. The National Extension Committee on Clergy Continuing Education is attempting to expand linkages between denominations, land grant institutions, and state universities, and to develop more training material and procedures that could be used by clergy from urban backgrounds who find themselves experiencing "culture shock" in rural settings. Areas in which clergy and university staff could work together include committee membership, co-sponsoring programs, and sharing meeting space and expertise. (BRR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Extension Comm on Clergy Continuing Educ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Rural Sociology Society Meeting (College Station, TX, August 24, 1984).