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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
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Dillman, Don A.; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1989
Research shows that farmers are the most important influence on the adoption of new methods by other farmers. Results reaffirm the importance of targeting beyond actual participants in designing and evaluating extension programs. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adoption (Ideas), Agricultural Education, Behavior Change, Extension Education
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Jimmerson, Ronald M. – Journal of Extension, 1989
If extension educators are to work effectively with clients to decide upon and move toward a better future, they must critically examine basic values, especially those information-age values related to knowledge generation and transfer. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Extension Education, Futures (of Society), Values Education
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Ritter, Ellen M.; Welch, Diane T. – Journal of Extension, 1988
Describes a project conducted by the Texas Agricultural Extension Service to market the Family Day Home Care Providers Program to an unknown clientele. Discusses the problems involved in identifying and reaching the target audience. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Extension Education
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Meadowbrook, Ann; Fletcher, Roger L. – Journal of Extension, 1988
A survey was conducted by the Marion County Office of the Oregon State University Extension to identify clients and their characteristics and to determine their level of satisfaction. The results led to an improved program planning process and increased program effectiveness. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Extension Education, Marketing, Participant Characteristics
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Jones, Deborah A.; Smith, William C. – Journal of Extension, 1988
In Ohio, 4-H professionals found that it is necessary to conduct market research to have an effective program. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training has been successful in strengthening the 4-H position in the marketplace. (JOW)
Descriptors: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Marketing, Public Opinion, Student Organizations
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Sawer, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 1987
Describes a 12-hour workshop for potential 4-H judges in the home economics area. The workshop covered judging philosophy, judging skills, and clothing subject matter. Pretests and posttests were administered to determine knowledge gains and attitude shifts. (CH)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Feedback, Home Economics, Job Training
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Small, Stephen; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1988
Describes Family Times, a program of home-based learning activities to provide knowledge, skills, and ideas for enhancing family life. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Extension Education, Family Programs, Family Relationship
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Sunnarborg, Kathryn; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1988
Describes Why Weight, a program to train community leaders to recognize an effective diet plan and prepare leaders to teach it to others. Why Weight successfully used television to train more than 300 community leaders. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Distance Education, Educational Television, Extension Education
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Miller, James C., Jr. – Journal of Extension, 1988
Describes the twofold objective of a study: (1) to determine how members of the South Carolina legislature perceived the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and (2) to determine the association between legislators' perceptions of the service and their role in the legislature. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Extension Education, Opinions, State Aid
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Newhouse, Janette K.; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1988
Describes (1) the needs of family caregivers and the attributes of Extension Homemakers that make them suitable to address these needs and (2) how the Volunteer Information Provider (VIP) Program forged a successful liaison between Extension-trained volunteers and family caregivers. (JOW)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Caregivers, Extension Education, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Matulis, Janet K.; And Others – Journal of Extension, 1988
The purpose of this study was to identify the Ohio 4-H alumni's perceptions of the impact 4-H had on their career development. The 166 respondents (n=275) reported that 4-H affected the development of general employability competencies, but not job-seeking skills. (JOW)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Development, Career Exploration, Employment Potential
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Sandman, Lorilee R.; Copa, Patricia M. – Journal of Extension, 1987
Five exemplary county home economists were observed at work. They displayed such characteristics of exemplary practice as an acute sense of context, thoughtful loyalty to goals, consideration of alternatives, and reflective judgments. They found an optimal interplay between careful thinking and reasoned action in performing their jobs excellently.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Extension Agents, Home Economics, Teacher Characteristics
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Hester, Susan B.; McDowell, Julie E. – Journal of Extension, 1987
A needs assessment of New York State small apparel and textile manufacturers suggested possible roles for extension education, such as newsletters providing information on market trends, government assistance, and new technology; a telephone hotline system; specialized media programs; and liaison between industry and state and local governments.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Needs, Extension Agents, Extension Education
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Maurer, Richard C.; Bokemeier, Janet L. – Journal of Extension, 1987
The study explored possible long-term benefits to farmers who were members of 4-H. Surveys were returned by 2,004 Kentucky farmers. Generally, former 4-H members were younger, had higher incomes, and used more innovative techniques than the other farmers. (CH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Farmers, Group Activities, Longitudinal Studies
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