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Franz, Nancy; Arnold, Mary; Baughman, Sarah – Journal of Extension, 2014
Extension has developed a strong evaluation culture across the system for the last 15 years. Yet measures are still limited to the private value of programs, looking at problems in a linear way and at isolated efforts. Across the country, Extension evaluators and administrators need to step up to help answer the "so what?" question about…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Community Benefits
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Nelson-Smith, Kenyetta – Journal of Extension, 2011
With education failing nationwide and economic restraints affecting both rural and urban educational institutions, Extension should be taking a more aggressive stance instead of operating in what has now become the way of Extension and "collecting numbers." Why isn't Extension more visible in the urban populations that reside in our own backyards?…
Descriptors: Urban Population, Urban Education, Extension Education, Urban Extension
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Allen, Kimberly I.; Dunn, Carolyn; Zaslow, Sandra – Journal of Extension, 2011
As North Carolina FCS celebrates its 100-year centennial, it is time to reflect. For a century, FCS professionals have helped families apply research-based knowledge and principles. This article describes how American families have changed and how we have met those changes in our Extension roles. We also challenge FCS professionals to view the…
Descriptors: Family Life Education, Consumer Science, Family (Sociological Unit), Time Perspective
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Borich, Timothy O. – Journal of Extension, 2001
U.S. Department of Agriculture-sponsored cooperative extension systems and university programs offered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development may find themselves in collaboration or conflict as both expand urban outreach activities. A case study in Des Moines, Iowa, illustrates how collaboration can occur and redundancy…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Extension Education, Federal Aid, Higher Education
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Rogan, Randall G.; Simmons, Gary A. – Journal of Extension, 1984
Discusses teleconferencing as a cost-effective way to hold meetings. Includes the various types of teleconferences and their advantages and disadvantages. (JOW)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Conferences, Extension Education, Teleconferencing
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Van Horn, James E.; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1985
Charts trends in the family, the composition of the population, and rural economics and highlights the challenges to extension education posed by these changes. (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Extension Education, Family (Sociological Unit), Population Trends
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Florell, Robert J.; Nugent, Ronald W. – Journal of Extension, 1985
Potential uses of videodiscs in extension programing are (1) storage for audiovisual presentations, (2) an information source via interactive television, and (3) individualized instruction. Advantages include ease of use, technical quality, durability, and speed. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audiovisual Instruction, Extension Education, Individualized Instruction
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Barrows, Richard L. – Journal of Extension, 1984
Discusses two teaching models for dealing with public policy issues. The Advocacy Model is used in taking a stand on policy issues and the Alternative-Consequences Model is used if the educator believes that he/she should not take a stand. (JOW)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Government School Relationship
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Hester, Susan B.; Dickerson, Kitty G. – Journal of Extension, 1984
Demands of dual-career families may restrict their participation in extension programs. Extension professionals should look upon this as an opportunity and challenge to serve this new audience. (JOW)
Descriptors: Declining Enrollment, Dual Career Family, Extension Education
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Jose, H. Doug – Journal of Extension, 1984
Describes the computer education program offered for farmers by the extension service in Lincoln, Nebraska. Indicates the continuing need for information about microcomputers and their applications for farmers. (JOW)
Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Extension Education, Farm Management, Farmers
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Smith, M. F.; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1984
Illustrates steps in the evaluation process, reports findings from the evaluation, demonstrates the importance of planning evaluations before programs are implemented, and encourages the use of evaluation techniques in program development. (JOW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Extension Education, Program Development
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Bielema, Cheryl; Sofranko, Andrew – Journal of Extension, 1983
Discusses the importance of determining the educational needs of a group before implementing a program. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Extension Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Education
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Smith, M. F.; Woeste, John T. – Journal of Extension, 1983
Presents criteria to evaluate inservice educational programs before, during, and after implementation, and keys these criteria to the different purposes for evaluation. (JOW)
Descriptors: Evaluation Criteria, Extension Education, Inservice Education, Program Effectiveness
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Caffarella, Rosemary S. – Journal of Extension, 1982
Discusses the importance of identifying the educational needs of potential participants as a component in designing programs. Describes a 10-step process involved in assessing needs. (JOW)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Extension Education, Needs Assessment
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Kraten, Steve – Journal of Extension, 1982
Dissent is an integral part of human relations, one that can stimulate creative problem solving. Four major strategies for dealing with dissent are power, compromise, consensus, and synergy. (SK)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Dissent, Group Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship
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