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ERIC Number: ED033284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 254
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A Model of University Extension Organization.
Kapoor, Sudarshan
This investigation attempts to develop guidelines for describing, evaluating, and establishing effective extension organizations. A carefully selected jury identified the 10 most outstanding and effective extension organizations in the United States; 10 others, not as effective, were randomly selected. Fifty-four independent variables judged to be related to the effectiveness of extension organizations were tested against the dependent variable of effectiveness. Data were collected through a mailed questionnaire. Statistical tests included: Test of Independent Sample Proportions, Median Test, Sign Test, and Link's F Test. The most effective organizations were found to be significantly different from the randomly selected organizations in respect to 21 of the variables. Some factors associated with effectiveness were: decision-making responsibility, need orientation, community participation, involvement in research, professional training programs, and development of learning materials. The study includes a list of 50 suggested guidelines and provides a description of a model university extension organization. (author/nl)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee.