ERIC Number: ED079608
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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A Study of Inner City Cooperative Extension Work in Selected States and Cities in the Northeast.
Beattie, J. Richard
The objective of this study was to determine what selected states in the Northeast are doing in the area of Extension Inner City educational programs that would be of assistance to Massachusetts, other Northeastern states, and other states in the country in developing and implementing programs adapted to current societal needs. Information relating to 15 program areas were collected by interviewing Extension Directors, State Program Leaders, and Inner City Supervisors in the following cities: Hartford, Connecticut; South Providence, Rhode Island; Syracuse and New York City, N.Y., Baltimore City, Maryland; Washington, D.C., Camden and Newark, N.J.; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Boston. The data obtained demonstrated that a wide range of informal educational programs are being conducted within the inner cities by the Cooperative Extension Service. The focus of these programs is on locally identified needs of people. The study also shows a wide variation in the organizational structure, staffing patterns, funding arrangements, program structure, and the development of local support. It also points up the need for a close examination of Extension's current approaches to inner-city programs. The three interview outlines used in the study are provided. (DB)
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Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Cooperative Extension Service.