ERIC Number: EJ1136534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Evaluation of Transfer of Training and Skills Learned as State 4-H Council Members
Bruce, Jacklyn A.; Boyd, Barry L.; Dooley, Kim E.
Journal of Leadership Education, v4 n1 p51-61 Sum 2005
The purpose of this qualitative study was to evaluate if the environment of the State 4-H Council fosters transfer of training to life after the 4-H program. Purposive sampling identified former members of a State 4-H Council. The research methods included semi-structured and unstructured interviews. Major findings of the study noted that most areas of the council environment encourage the transfer of training, however, some facets of the council environment need improvement to promote training transfer. Recommendations include conducting a needs assessment of all incoming State 4-H Council members, developing an experiential training method, implementing training on working with different personality types, improving communication among the group, and continuing to reward council members for using the skills they gain while on the council.
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Personality Traits, Qualitative Research, National Organizations, Semi Structured Interviews, Needs Assessment, Extension Education, Experiential Learning, Sampling, Leadership Training, Outcomes of Education
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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