ERIC Number: EJ1085452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Extension Professionals and Community Coalitions: Professional Development Opportunities Related to Leadership and Policy, System, and Environment Change
Smathers, Carol A.; Lobb, Jennifer M.
Journal of Extension, v53 n6 Article 6FEA1 Dec 2015
Community coalitions play an important role in community-wide strategies to promote health and wellbeing, and Extension professionals may provide leadership, technical assistance, and other support to coalitions. Extension professionals across a Midwestern state were invited to participate in an online survey about their coalition involvement and related training needs. The results of the study reported here describe the nature of Extension professionals' work within community coalitions; identify gaps in knowledge particularly related to policy, system, and environment change (PSEC) strategies; and point to professional development opportunities that will improve Extension's ability to work effectively within community coalitions.
Descriptors: Professional Development, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Community Organizations, Health Promotion, Well Being, Community Coordination, Online Surveys, Needs Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Practices, Participation, Partnerships in Education, Community Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio