ERIC Number: ED029259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Some Factors Related to the Training of Selected Community 4-H Club Organizational Leaders in North Carolina.
Dalla Pozza, Ada B.
This study was to examine some of the factors related to the training of community 4-H club organizational leaders in the Northeastern Extension Supervisory District in North Carolina. Returns came from 292 (38%) of the 770 community 4-H club leaders who received questionnaires. Assuming a positive relation between knowledge level and leadership performance, selection and/or retention of leaders could be based on the following characteristics: (1) four years or more of experience; (2) married people with children in 4-H; (3) former 4-H members; (4) relatively young (averaging about 41); and (5) previous teacher and/or leadership training experience. It seems that attention should be paid the following items: (1) key content areas such as "how to teach boys and girls" and "how to organize 4-H clubs" should receive attention since leaders felt least competent in these areas; (2) the specific tasks and responsibilities of leaders should be made very clear to them when they are first recruited and trained, so as to leave no doubts concerning their proper role. (A bibliography and the questionnaire are included). (nl)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Bibliographies, Children, Group Membership, Individual Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Leadership Training, Marital Status, Masters Theses, Motivation, Questionnaires, Role Perception, Rural Extension, Surveys, Teacher Education, Tenure, Youth Clubs, Youth Leaders
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville.