ERIC Number: ED043806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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The Effects of Order of Agenda of County Workshops in Project "Shirtsleeves."
Croll, John A.
An exploratory study was made of county workshops designed to plan programs for the poor to see if there would be an increase in verbal participation and later program participation, and if expressed needs would be different when representatives of the poor spoke of their needs before agency personnel discussed programs. The workshops were part of the Rural Poverty Training Project--Operation Shirtsleeves, operated by the Extension Division of the University of Missouri and funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity. Several of the workshops were visited and a review was made of 49 workshops. It was observed that the competence of the chairman is vital to success; that there must be a clear understanding of the purpose of the project; and that there was rigidity of many persons to new programs and lack of full support. Lack of transportation was identified more often than any other problem in those programs reviewed. There was some evidence of an increase in participation. The best use of Extension resources is through the present staff using the community development process and involving all citizens; resources of government agencies are only part of those that can be brought to bear on community problems. (EB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Community Organizations, County Programs, Disadvantaged, Extension Education, Motivation, Needs, Participation, Poverty Programs, Professional Personnel, Program Development, Public Agencies, Rural Areas, Statistical Data, Workshops
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.