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Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2012
Nonformal education is learner-centered and provides knowledge in a practical manner to participants. Master Gardener is a nonformal extension horticultural program that includes extensive requirements to earn certification. The purpose of this study was to examine the Mergener Education Participation Scale (M-EPS) to evaluate adult motivations to…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Sampling, Nonformal Education, Mail Surveys
Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
With increased budget cuts and a shortage of funding sources, Cooperative Extension must have a reliable group of proficient volunteers to carry-out organizational goals. Developing an understanding of volunteer abilities will assist extension agents in preparing and utilizing volunteers. Self-efficacy theory provided the theoretical framework of…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Teacher Effectiveness, Extension Education, Self Efficacy
Strong, Robert; Harder, Amy – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2011
Master Gardeners serve Cooperative Extension as volunteer educators who deliver horticultural knowledge to citizens across Florida by teaching a broader amount of public constituents than can a single extension agent. The economic value of the Master Gardener participation to Florida Extension was nearly $9,000,000 in 2010. Very little research…
Descriptors: Gardening, Adult Educators, Extension Education, Teacher Motivation