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Yelland, Erin L.; Benson, Jacquelyn J.; Litzelman, Kristin; Gerstenecker, Chelsey Byers; Bartholomae, Suzanne; Stanfield, M. Hunter – Journal of Extension, 2019
As the U.S. population ages, Extension's need for associated organizational readiness increases. We conducted a needs assessment with a sample of 1,028 Extension professionals in the Extension North Central Region (NCR) to identify the current scope of aging-related community needs. Health care, chronic disease prevention and management, housing,…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Geographic Regions, Needs Assessment, Extension Agents
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Ghimire, Nav R.; Martin, Robert A. – Journal of Extension, 2013
Raising evaluation capacity is not an easy task unless the evaluation competence of Extension professionals in each program area is identified. The study reported here identified whether level of knowledge and skills and needs for further training in program evaluation vary for Extension educators based on their program area. A total of 752…
Descriptors: Extension Agents, Extension Education, Competence, Capacity Building
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Barnes, James; Lachapelle, Paul – Journal of Extension, 2011
We explain in this article the need for board training in rural America irrespective of industry or government sector. We discuss how an assessment of training needs has led to the launch of a new project called the National Board Basics Curriculum (NBBC) project. In this project, we have identified four key core competencies that every board…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Extension Education, Rural Areas, Public Sector
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Small, Stephen A.; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1991
Features two approaches to studying teenagers' interests and needs. Wisconsin involves multiple agencies in a communitywide teen assessment; Louisiana aims to make 4-H programing more responsive and current. Both emphasize the importance of gathering data directly from teenagers. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Extension Education
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Blacklock, Kristine L. – Journal of Extension, 1989
Discusses a survey to assess current and future child care needs, identify parent and child self-care educational needs, and identify preferred sources of child care information. (JOW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Needs Assessment, Parent Education, School Age Day Care