Spring 1970 // Volume 8 // Number 1
Point of View
CRD's Concern: People
Adult Education Conference
Sara M. Steele
Total University Resource
Wesley T. Maughan
Physical and Social Science Competency Needed
Clarence J. Cunningham
Is the Innovator Dead? (pdf)
Paul challenges the principle that all farmers in a community learn and adopt from a single innovator. Extension "...must get closer to the operating farmers as a whole." Successful farmers have no intention of sharing their information and techniques. What should Extension's role be when working with the less productive farmers: (1) to improve their efficiency or (2) to consider them as socioeconomic problems and handle them by trying to get them to move off the farms, by carrying them as a subsistance level, or by ignoring them?
4-H for Central City Minorities (pdf)
Two years ago, Congressional legisation established the Federal City College in Washington, D.C. It's the only urban Land-Grant College and has been referred to as "an experiment in urban-oriented innovations in higher education." In this interview, Paige describes 4-H approaches with central city youth. Obtaining interest of black and brown youth in 4-H isn't a problem. "I've found youth extremely responsive to that which is relevant. And, as most of you will agree, they have a unique facility for turning off that which isn't."
Rethinking Public Policy Education (pdf)
Extension has dabbled in public policy education for many years. Yet, as Reeder says in this article, "Extension's confused about: (1) its public and (2) whether its policy message will be as narrow as community problems or as broad as world problems." He also raises questions about extension's one-way communication approach to public affairs education with little oppurtunity for feedback for people. Why are we always just concerned with the power structure in our public affairs education? Why don't we listen to the non-leaders, the powerless structure, Reeder asks?
Extension's Forgotten Aim (pdf)
Extension has been long on helping societal changes occur and short on helping people adjust to these changes according to Photiadis. He suggests that a new aim for Extension should be helping people adjust to societal change. In his words, "It's crucial for those who bring about change in the community, family, or the individual's style of life, to focus on what happens to the individual's internal world during the process of change." Extension agents should serve as "...a buffer for change so its impact will be controlled."
Are You Listening? (pdf)
Most of us spend about 45 per cent of our time listening. To be effective communicators, we must be effective listeners. We remember only half of what we hear immediately after listening. We can learn by listening; it gives us time to think; it can help solve problems; it can help us make better decisions and give us self-confidence; it can help us persuade others. With conscious practice of good listening habits, the time we spend listening can be productive and creative.
Info Sources for Low-Income Farmers
Abstracts for ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education
Discussion and Group Methods: Theory and Practice.
Ernest G. Bormann. New York, New York: Harper & Row, Publishers,
1969. 340 pp. $8.95.
Innovation in Mass Education. David Street, ed. New
York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1969. 342 pp. $9.95.
Harold B. Swanson
Interpersonal Communication in the Modern Organization. Ernest
G. Bormann et al. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall,
Inc., 1969. 315 pp. $6.50.
Mark W. Waldron
Planned Organizational Change: A Study in Change Dynamics.
Garth N. Jones. New York, New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers,
1969. 243 pp. $6.50.
William W. Briddle
Adult Education and the Disadvantaged Adult. Darrell
Anderson and John A. Niemi. Syracuse, New York: ERIC Clearinghouse on
Adult Education, 1969. 100 pp. No price given.
Adult Education in Germany: Bibliography. Armin L. Schadt.
Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1969. 40 pp. No price given
AIM: From Concept to Reality. Charles A. Wedemeyer and
Robert E. Najem. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1969.
75 pp. $2.50 (paper).
Changing Community Dimensions: The Interrelationships of Social
and Economic Variables. Byron E. Munson. Columbus, Ohio: The
Ohio State University, 1968. 241 pp. $8.50.
The Community: A Comparative Perspective. Robert Mills
French, ed. Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock Publishers, Inc., 1969. 519
Correspondence Instruction in the United States. Ossian
MacKenzie, Edward L. Christensen, and Paul H. Rigby. New York, New York:
McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1968. 260 pp. $6.95.
A Cyclopedia of Education. Paul Monroe, ed. 5 vols.
1911. Republished, Detroit, Michigan: Gale Research Company, 1968. $165.00
Freedom to Learn. Carl R. Rogers. Columbus, Ohio: Charles
E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1969. 358 pp. $7.50.
Handbook of Educational Research: A Guide to Methods and Materials.
Tyrus Hillway. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1969.
117 pp. $1.95 (paper).
Knowledge Is Power to Control Power: New Institutional Arrangements
and Organizational Patterns for Continuing Education. Robert
J. Blakely and Ivan M. Lappin. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University
Press, 1969. 88 pp. $2.50 (paper).
Leadership Change and Work-Group Dynamics: An Experiment.
Ned A. Rosen. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1969. 261 pp.
Learning and Teaching: A Programmed Introduction. E.
Stones. New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1968. 114 pp. $2.95.
Motivation and Organizational Climate. George H. Litwin
and Robert A. Stringer, Jr. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard University,
Division of Research, Harvard Business School, 1968. 214 pp. $6.00.
The New Mentality. John Charles Cooper. Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania: The Westminster Press, 1969. 159 pp. $2.65.
Perspectives from Anthropology. Rachel Reese Sady. New
York, New York: Columbia University, Teachers College Press, 1969. 98
The Psychological World of the Teen-Ager: A Study of Normal Adolescent
Boys. Daniel Offer. New York, New York: Basic Books, Inc., Publishers,
1969. 286 pp. $7.95.
Relationships: A Study in Human Behavior. Helen Gum Westlake.
Waltham, Massachusetts: Gin and Company, 1969. 432 pp. $5.95.
Rural Asia Marches Forward: Focus on Agricultural and Rural Development.
Chi-wen Chang. Laguna, Phillippines: University of Phillippines College
of Agriculture Textbook Board, 1969. 442 pp. $5.60.
Speech Behavior and Human Interaction. George A. Borden, Richard
D. Gregg, and Theodore G. Grove. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall,
Inc., 1969. 260 pp. $5.95.
The Teaching-Learning Paradox: A Competitive Analysis of College Teaching
Methods. Robert Dublin and Thomas C. Taveggia. Eugene, Oregon: Center
for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration, 1968. 78 pp. $2.00
Theories of Motivation. 4th ed. K.B. Madsen. Kent, Ohio: The Kent
State University Press, 1968. 365 pp. $7.95.
Theory Building. Robert Dublin. New York, New York: The Free Press,
1969. 298 pp. $7.95.
There Are No Islands: The Concerns and Potentials of Continuing Education.
Robert E. Sharer. North Quincy, Massachusetts: The Christopher Publishing
House, 1969. 127 pp. $3.95.
Topics in Social Psychology. Charles A. Kiesler, ed. 7 vols. Reading,
Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1969. No price given
Urban Education: Problems and Prospects. William M. Perel and
Philip D. Vairo. New York, New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1969.
145 pp. $2.75 (paper).