ERIC Number: EJ1035292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining Extension's Capacity in Community Resource and Economic Development: Viewpoints of Extension Administrators on the Role of Community Resource and Economic Development in the Extension Portfolio
Urbanowitz, Seth C.; Wilcox, Michael D., Jr.
Journal of Extension, v51 n5 Article 5FEA2 Oct 2013
The survey-based research reported here offers insights on community, resource, and economic development (CRED) Extension programming at the national and regional level. The results present a national picture of CRED programming, research, and potential future programming opportunities that Extension could capitalize on. The research shows that CRED resources are primarily being allocated to regional or campus-based personnel, with fewer county-based positions. It provides information for CRED Extension professionals and administrators useful in identifying potential program weaknesses, strengths, and potential opportunities, while enabling them to better articulate the value of CRED Extension programming in an age of budgetary constraints and competition.
Descriptors: Economic Development, Extension Education, Community Resources, Administrator Attitudes, Extension Agents, Program Design, Program Development, Online Surveys, Political Influences, Social Influences, Needs Assessment, Staff Role, Likert Scales, Predictor Variables, Educational Research, Educational Opportunities, Regional Characteristics, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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