ERIC Number: ED246276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of Economic and Social Consequences of Cooperative Extension Programs. Appendix I. Citizen's Review Panel Report on the USDA Extension Evaluation. Historical Overview of Extension. County Visits.
Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Science and Education Administration.
This appendix supplements and provides documentation for the report that evaluates the consequences of cooperative extension education. Three reports are provided. An evaluation of the report by the citizens' review panel critiques the objectivity and thoroughness of the evaluation report. It finds that the evaluation would be more accurately described as an in-house report and that the data are insufficient and sometimes misleading, especially regarding adequacy of funding levels. A short history of the cooperative extension system provides a general analysis of how and why extension has functioned as it has over the years. Extension history is divided into seven eras, each representing a significantly different set of environing circumstances from that which preceded it. An attempt is made for each era considered to define the most important elements in the social, economic, and political milieu; to indicate the typical and significant programming and program planning trends; and to note how the cooperative organizational structure responded to and supported certain of the institution's thrusts. A report of visits to several county extension programs provides general observations and discusses variation and flexibility. Specific observations are made about four individual programs and about black land-grant colleges in the South. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agriculture, County Programs, Economic Change, Educational History, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Secondary Education, Social Change
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Science and Education Administration.