ERIC Number: ED080871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Role Model for the Paraprofessional Youth Worker in the Extension Service.
Kiesow, John A.
The major focus of the study was the construction of an ideal role model for the paraprofessional youth worker who is a program assistant for the Extension Service and to test such a model with a limited number of youth agents and volunteers in North Carolina. Role theory provided the conceptual frame of reference. Program assistant, a new position which occupies an intermediate position between volunteer and youth agent, requires adjustments in the organization. Five functional categories (maintenance, needs, planning, execution, and evaluation) were identified and defined with a representative sample of critical role tasks delineated in each. The methods used in developing a new job description through task analysis may be useful in studying other positions. A 69-item list of references in included. (MS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Note: Summary of Extension Service Special Project Report (Project No. 12-05-300-191), 1970, Dept. of Adult and Community College Education, North Carolina State Univ.