ERIC Number: ED541953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1926
General University Extension. Bulletin, 1926, No. 5
Shelby, Thomas H.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This report concerns itself with the growth and progress of "general" university extension for the biennial period 1922-1924. By general university extension is meant extension activities of universities and colleges in the fields not covered by agricultural and home economics extension under the Federal subsidy acts through the Federal land-grant colleges. The report makes no pretense at thoroughness. The limitations of time and resources for securing data render such an ambition impossible. The information upon which the report is based has come largely from universities and colleges holding membership in the National University Extension Association, of which there are 41 at present. The reason for this limitation is the fact that in these institutions the work has been sufficiently standardized to enable some degree of comparison, and to arrive at some evaluation of the results in general terms. There is a further limitation to the report in the fact that data were not available from all the member institutions, though a request for such data was sent to every institution on the list, together with questionnaires concerning matters of special interest and importance. It is believed that the data and conclusions here reported are indicative of the progress and development in this field of service. Probably in no other field of university work has progress been more notable or more significant. This bulletin contains: (1) Significance of university extension service; (2) Extension activities; (3) Statistical study; (4) New lines of service, or lines having unusual development during the biennium; and (5) Extension practices and efforts at standardization. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Extension Education, Land Grant Universities, Federal Legislation, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Universities, Home Economics Education, Agricultural Education, Continuing Education, Adult Education, Informal Education, Correspondence Study, Citizenship Education, Vocational Education, Minicourses, Educational Radio, Library Services, Health Promotion, School Community Relationship, Community Services, College School Cooperation, Courses, Enrollment, Educational Trends, Educational Practices, Educational Policy, Program Development, Program Descriptions, Standards, School Surveys, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Statistics, State Departments of Education, Educational History, College Instruction, College Credits, Educational Finance, Transfer Policy, Continuing Education Centers, Off Campus Facilities, Outreach Programs, Evening Programs, Nontraditional Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)