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ERIC Number: EJ1214982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Developing a Master Food Volunteer Continuing Education Program: A Model for Volunteer Capacity Building
Jiles, Kristina A.; Chase, Melissa; Hosig, Kathy; Wenzel, Sophie; Schlenker, Eleanor; Rafie, Carlin
Journal of Extension, v57 n2 Article 2RIB10 Apr 2019
We developed a master food volunteer (MFV) continuing education program (CEP) for MFVs assisting Extension agents with a diabetes self-management program. Our development process included two phases of pilot testing. First, seasoned MFVs tested and provided formative feedback on the first iteration of the MFV CEP modules. After revising the modules in response to their feedback, we evaluated program effectiveness by comparing pretraining/posttraining score change between MFVs who had completed the training (intervention group) and those who had not (comparison group). All test scores increased for intervention group members, whereas half declined for comparison group members. Our process of developing enhanced education to address program-specific volunteer capacity building has broad applicability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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