ERIC Number: EJ1113172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Program Standards and Expectations: Providing Clarity, Consistency, and Focus
Diem, Keith G.
Journal of Extension, v54 n4 Article 4TOT1 Aug 2016
The effort described in this article resulted from requests for clarity and consistency from new and existing Extension/4-H educators as well as from recommendations by university auditors. The primary purpose of the effort was to clarify standards for effective county-based 4-H youth development programs and to help focus the roles of 4-H professionals in developing and maintaining effective programs that contribute to the 4-H mission and highest priority statewide needs. Five major categories of expectations for all county 4-H programs were identified on the basis of a related model for 4-H program delivery. The approach described may be useful across Extension for achieving improved program quality, program transformation, and effective dedication of resources.
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Extension Education, Reliability, Educational Quality, State Standards, Expectation, Behavioral Objectives, Best Practices, Accountability, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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