ERIC Number: ED127309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Developing Effective Extension Agents: Experience Concerns.
This paper is a description of the requirements placed on persons selected to fill the role of extension agents for the purpose of penetrating an educational environment, installing change in an educational organization, and completing tasks as a resource outside of the education establishment. These experience concerns are summarized by describing steps in selecting an extension agent to assure need-responsive qualities and skills. Methods for selection of an extension agent are given: (1) the identification of linking to outside information or expertise as the appropriate strategy for organizational growth by key actors; (2) discussion of expectations about growth: characteristics of organization, environment, personnel, processes; (3) determination of expected results for extension agent activity; (4) determination of qualities for extension agent (preparation-of-rating scale); (5) determination of the selection process itself, including activities required of candidates; (6) completion of rating scale on all individuals; (7) informing the selected candidate about expectations of results; characteristics of the environment and organization, rating received, and evaluation/reporting procedures; (8) implementation; and (9) evaluation. (DMT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New England Program in Teacher Education, Durham, NH.