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ERIC Number: EJ1045780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
University of Idaho's FCS Extension Educators Develop Leaders to Serve in Public Office
Hoffman, Katie; Cummins, Melissa; Hansen, Lyle; Petty, Barbara; Tifft, Kathee; Laumatia, Laura
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v105 n4 p35-40 2013
In order to meet clientele needs and strengthen family and consumer sciences (FCS) programming, University of Idaho Extension educators expanded their roles through the Horizons program--a community leadership program, funded by the Northwest Area Foundation, aimed at reducing poverty in small rural and reservation communities. This study measured the impact of Horizons on individuals' community participation, specifically running for public office. Study results indicated that the Horizons program significantly increased skills necessary to run for public office. By working outside of typical educator roles, FCS Extension educators were successful in encouraging networking between participants, fostering leadership development, and facilitating community engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Idaho