ERIC Number: ED406269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Modules for Training Extension Workers with Handouts.
Byram, Martin L.; And Others
This manual is intended for extension workers involved in rural development programs in developing nations. The focus is on communication skills and education and is aimed at the trainers of extension workers. There are four main sections with each section divided into units with handouts and activities. Section 1, "Basic Education Methods," includes: (1) "Basic Communication Skills and Home Visits"; (2) "How to Organize and Lead Small Group Discussions"; (3) "Education Methods"; and (4) "Production of Visual Aids." Section 2, "Community Education Methods," contains: (1) "How to Use Drama for Community Education"; (2) "How to Use Puppetry for Community Education"; and (3) "Organizing a Field Day." Section 3, "Community Mobilization Method," includes: (1) "Role of the Extension Worker in Promoting Community Self-Sufficiency"; (2) "Understanding the Community"; (3) "Promoting Community Action"; and (4) "Organizing Meetings and Committees." Section 4, "Work Management Skills," contains: (1) "Planning and Assessing Your Work"; (2) "Reporting"; (3) "Writing a Project Proposal"; and (4) "Teamwork and Coordination." An introductory unit focuses on "Identifying Your Needs and Problems." A summary unit examines "Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating and Education Session." The emphasis is on experiential or participatory training. (EH)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Development, Developing Nations, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Foreign Countries, Local Issues, Nonformal Education, Nontraditional Education, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Extension
University of Massachusetts, Center for International Education, 283 Hills South, Amherst, MA 01003; phone: 413-545-1590.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Center for International Education.
Identifiers - Location: Africa