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ERIC Number: EJ1074740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Impact of a 4-H Youth Development Program on At-Risk Urban Teenagers
Cutz, German; Campbell, Benjamin; Filchak, Karen K.; Valiquette, Edith; Welch, Mary Ellen
Journal of Extension, v53 n4 Article 4FEA8 Aug 2015
Dynamic programs that integrate science literacy and workforce readiness are essential to today's youth. The program reported here combined science literacy (gardening and technology) with workforce readiness to assess the impact of program type, prior program participation, and behavior/punctuality on knowledge gain. Findings show that past participation in a similar program positively impacted knowledge gain. Further, the results indicate that behavior/punctuality also increased knowledge gain. Of particular interest to Extension educators, this article discusses the implications of examining only mean scores to assess program effectiveness, especially where prior programs have been attended by students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
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