ERIC Number: EJ1067002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
Determining Extension's Role in Controversial Issues: Content, Process, Neither, or Both?
Goerlich, Dan; Walker, Martha A.
Journal of Extension, v53 n3 Article 3FEA2 Jun 2015
Controversial issues offer Extension faculty opportunities to facilitate community dialogue and apply conflict resolution strategies to help communities achieve higher ground. Handled appropriately, the long-term benefits to the community, the Extension organization, and the faculty member of facilitating public issues outweigh the costs. This article explores Extension's place in facilitating public issues dialogue and provides an initial first step in the decision-making process regarding what Extension's role should be. An approach is proposed that can help faculty decide whether to respond to an issue with content, process, or a more comprehensive approach.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Extension Agents, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Role of Education, Teacher Role
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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