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ERIC Number: ED141000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Helping Leaders Help Youth. An Evaluation Report of a Program for Illinois Volunteer 4-H Leaders, 1973-75.
Illinois Univ., Urbana. Cooperative Extension Service.
Conceived by the staff of the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service as a means of aiding County Extension Advisors in working with volunteer 4-H leaders in Illinois, "Helping Leaders Help Youth" employed a combination of vinyl sound sheets for home study and a leader development meeting series supported by audiovisual aids and printed materials. Evaluation of the project involved: (1) 1973-74 phone surveys of the facilitating advisors; (3) 1974-75 case studies of 5 of the original 12 counties in the project (1 urban, 2 rural, and 2 rural-urban categories), including interviews with volunteer leaders (N=81), others indirectly associated with 4-H activities (N=29), 6 youth advisors, and the project's on-campus director. Results indicated: youth staff quickly became advocates of the leader development series' ready-made package; volunteers could offer profound insights into the large demands facing leaders at the grassroots level; use of the vinyl sound sheets presented media orientation difficulties; major volunteer concerns were time and travel, leader recruitment, program planning, and social learning; and major staff concerns were lack of previous volunteer training, the facilitator role of county advisors, and the need for delivery systems to reach leaders in isolated areas. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Cooperative Extension Service.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois