ERIC Number: ED211282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-19
Reference Count: N/A
Perceived Benefits and Costs for Clients from Extension's Community Resource Development Projects.
Klonglan, Gerald E.; And Others
Data were gathered from Community Resource Development (CRD) field staff and from knowledgeable citizens, to obtain multiple indicators of the impact of CRD projects on economic and noneconomic changes and to assess the degree to which special client/audiences had shared in positive and negative consequences resulting in part from the CRD program. During August 1979, questionnaires were sent to a random sample of 120 university extension personnel and 14 Black Land Grant (1890) college and university extension personnel. Each subject was asked to select 10 persons outside of extension who were knowledgeable about CRD work, and to include on the list one person each from banking, local government, local media, and the County Extension Council. Different questionnaires were mailed to the extension personnel and to the knowledgeable persons. Field staff provided evidence of community changes resulting in part from projects and also provided estimates of the likelihood of positive and negative consequences for client/audiences. Knowledgeable citizens also provided an evaluation of projects and of the extent to which citizens had been involved in co-producing projects. External data obtained from knowledgeable citizens clearly complemented the data obtained from CRD field staff. Appended tables summarized the findings. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology.; North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.