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ERIC Number: ED066640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 26
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A Study of Extension Program Planning as Perceived by Off-Campus Faculty, Lay Leaders and the General Public in the Show-Me Area.
Campbell, Charles; And Others
In 1971, the Show-Me Extension Program Planning Unit of the University of Missouri Extension Division was selected for study as an area of program planning. The study was designed to gather information about extension personnel, extension leaders, and the general public in order to help strengthen programs in the area and in the state. Data were collected, by interview, in response to five research questions. The results indicated that (1) the Show-Me faculty primarily used clientele in planning specific events; (2) extension Councils did not play a major role in program development; (3) coordination and linkage within program areas was good, but that between program areas could be strengthened by more administrative attention; (4) almost 60% of the population was aware of extension programs such as Home Economics, Agriculture, and 4-H Programs, but only 28% were program participants; (5) all three respondent groups identified community-public problems as the most prevalent; (6) there were no area-wide program development committees; the faculty used individual client consultation; and (7) the change to staff specialization on a multicounty basis has made program development more difficult for extension faculty; lay leaders felt that this specialization provided broader program offerings and a better trained staff, although they were concerned about the loss of personal contact. (Author/JS)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., St. Louis. Extension Div.