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ERIC Number: ED074385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Perceived Training Needs of Urban 4-H Agents Working with Disadvantaged Audiences.
Soobitsky, Joel R.; Cunningham, Clarence J.
A study was conducted of the perceived training needs and the importance of these needs for job effectiveness of urban extension agents working with disadvantaged audiences. The questionnaire was based largely on nine general areas of competency. Most of the respondents were younger than 35 and had less than 5 years' experience. Among the training needs they perceived were technical knowledge; effective use of radio, photographs, telephone, personal letters, television and newsletters; understanding why people join organizations and the purposes of various agencies serving the disadvantaged; understanding the relationship of daydreaming to creative thinking; understanding the implications of the rapidly changing population trends; how to develop a long-range extension program plan; how to develop an approach sensitive to the disadvantaged; programs on career exploration and development; how to interpret results of research in the physical sciences; and understanding of how the extension service is organized. (KM)
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Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Cooperative Extension Service.