ERIC Number: ED081895
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Opinions Expressed by County-Based Professional Extension Agents and Lay Extension Personnel Upon Introduction of the Expanded Youth Nutrition Program. A Case Study in Selected Northeast States.
Heasley, Daryl K.
Agriculture, home economics, and youth extension agents and lay advisors were surveyed in 41 counties of four northeastern states to assess their attitudes toward the Expanded Youth Nutrition Program (EYNP). It is concluded that innovative programs for new clientele such as EYNP need to be initiated along with a training program for extension profession and lay personnel to minimize their adjustment problems and to maximize potential resources for implementing the programs. New programs must develop organizational structure and content at the same time. A "grass roots" vs. "top down" dichotomy hinders smooth initiation of new programs. More than half of the volume is devoted to tabular presentation of the data. Appendix D is a separate five-page paper, Role Strain Expressed by Extension Agents upon Introduction of a New Program: A Case Study in Selected Northeast States; Summery and Conclusions." (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service.