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ERIC Number: ED069936
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Pages: 10
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Analysis of Factors Associated with Present and Future Program Emphasis of Florida Cooperative Extension Service. The Findings from Extension Studies.
Smith, William Howard
How the personnel of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service planned and expended their time was studied, and adjustments considered necessary to providing future educational programs were determined. The four aspects of the study were: (1) the time Florida Cooperative Extension personnel were spending on various areas of the program compared with planned expenditure of time; (2) the relationship of what the personnel, as a county planning unit, said they were going to emphasize to what actually was emphasized in the program; (3) projected program emphasis in five years; and (4) attitudes of extension personnel in regard to the projected program emphasis. The 1969-70 plan of work was used to determine the amount of time planned, and the daily activity report was used to determine the actual amount of time expended. A mail questionnaire was used to obtain the attitudes of all Florida Cooperative Extension personnel, except administrative and supervisory, toward the projected program emphasis. The study findings indicate that staff members trained in technical agriculture were production-oriented, and that they lacked understanding or knowledge of involving lay leaders in planning and implementing programs. The data also indicate that the County Extension Directors spent relatively little time in planning activities and with advisory or planning-type organizations. In general, there was strong sentiment for more time to be projected for farm income and traditional agriculture. (DB)
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