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ERIC Number: ED075703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
Pages: 29
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Balanced Programming - What ES-USDA Staff Understands It to Be, How Much Commitment They Have to It, And What Difference the April, 1971 In-Depth Workshop Made: Recommendations for Further Staff Development to Achieve Balanced Programming.
Bennett, Claude F.
The ES-USDA staff's understanding of, acceptance of, and perceived feasibility of balanced programming were measured before and after an ES-USDA workshop concerning the balanced programming concept. A semantic differential scale was used. Results showed that: (1) ES staff believes the following changes would be necessary for balanced programming--slightly less adult-oriented, much more racially liberal, much more low-income oriented, much more urban-oriented, much more socially (vs. technologically) oriented, slightly more oriented toward low education, moderately more community (rather than family) oriented, much more innovative, slightly more publically (vs. special interest) sanctioned, and much more politically bold; (2) only 30% of ES staff are committed to achieving program balance within the next 3-5 years; (3) the workshop increased staff preference for balanced programming; (4) the workshop decreased perceived feasibility of balanced programming. It is recommended that the feasibility of balanced programming be demonstrated to ES staff. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.