ERIC Number: EJ1122901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluating Extension Based Leadership Development Programs in the Southern United States
Lamm, Kevan W.; Carter, Hannah S.; Lamm, Alexa J.
Journal of Agricultural Education, v57 n1 p121-136 2016
The ability to evaluate and accurately articulate the outcomes associated with leadership development programs is critical to their continued financial and administrative support. With calls for outcome-based accountability, the need for rigorous evaluation is particularly relevant for those programs administered through the Cooperative Extension Service (CES). Using Bandura's (1977) Social Learning Theory, a robust evaluation of agricultural leadership development programs administered through the CES in the southern region of the United States was conducted. Several key findings are examined, specifically: program participant demographics match parity requirements for CES programming; program participants are highly satisfied with their program experience; and program participants have held a large number of leadership roles within their communities and industries.
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Agricultural Education, Extension Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Participant Characteristics, Demography, Participant Satisfaction, Prior Learning, Leadership Role, Administrator Education, Cooperative Education, Online Surveys, Graduate Surveys, Student Surveys, Questionnaires, Individual Characteristics
American Association for Agricultural Education. P.O. Box 7607, Department of Agricultural and Extension Education, Raleigh, NC 27695. Web site: http://www.aaaeonline.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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