Winter 1970 // Volume 8 // Number 4
Point of View
Carlson Answers Cosgriffe
Robert A. Carlson
Agrees with Editorial Position
Ralph C. Dobbs
Today's Youth: Extension's Challenge (pdf)
Robinson says there are three kinds of people: those who make things happen (10%), those who let things happen (70%), and those who wonder what happened (20%). Extension has worked primarily with the middle-of-the-road, "let-things-happen" group, and more recently has worked with the disadvantaged "wonder-what-happened" group. But what about the action-oriented youth who lead protest movements, participate in Peace Corps and Vista-- the "make-things-happen" group? What obligation does Extension have to these young people?
Supervision: Motivating Not Controlling (pdf)
The concept with supervision has expanded. The modern supervisor is concerned with getting things done through motivated workers. The placement and supervision of Extension staff is critical to the success of the Extension educational system. The supervisor must know and practice principles of good management. He must also appraise his subordinates with the aim of helping them grow and develop. Above all, he must recognize that supervision is a continual process. As the organization changes, supervisory needs also change.
Can Cooperative Extension and Community Colleges Work Together? (pdf)
Where once Cooperative Extension was the sole adult education agency in a community, there are now often several agencies. And how should they work together? Hill discusses an approach for coordinating Cooperative Extension programs with community college adult education programs. He talks about the forces that work for and against coordination and describes a theoretical model that can be used to effect cordination. The resulf of coordinated programs is a broader educational program for the adult in the community.
Extension's Involvement in Politics: A Case Study (pdf)
A oft asked question by Extension professionals is: Should we become involved in politics to implement certain programs? Jeffrey, in a case study, explains how he and others in Rhode Island became involved in their state's political system to implement a resource-use program. By involvemtn in the political arena, a small group of individuals who shared the same values were able to make major changes in the governmental structure of their state. Jeffrey explains in the article how the social-action model can function in politics.
Involving Citizens in Making Public Policy (pdf)
In a democracy, citizen participation in essential. But, according to Weeks, citizen participation is in difficulty because of: (1) an overwhelming avalanche of information with opinions, truths, half-truths, and lies; (2) an impersonalization of our institutions; and (3) the technological revolution where technology often decides policy. The author offers the small decision-making group as a means of reviving citizen participation. "The small committee of concerned individuals working together to resolve a community problem can be a powerful instrument for change," he says.
Adult Education for Migrants (pdf)
Migrant workers haven't taken advantage of adult education programs for two main reasons: (1) education hasn't become a part of their life style and (2) they see formal education programs as not meeting their needs. The author suggests various ways adult education might become involved in migrant education. He says "...it has been recognized that, apart from direct financial help, migrant workers' conditions could best be improved by providing education designed to equip them with usable, marketable skills."
Tell Me I'm Effective!
Group Performance: Work Together or Alone?
Leadership Differences-- Directive Vs. Nondirective
Abstracts for ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education
Adult Education in Developing Countries. Edwin Townsend
COles. Oxford, England: Pergamon Press, 1969. 144 pp. $4.75 (paper)
Curriculum Development in Adult Basic Education. Edgar
J. Boone and Emily H. Quinn. Chicago, Illinois: Follett Publishing Company,
1967. 40 pp. $2.95 (paper).
Irwin R. Jahns
Education and Identity. Arthur W. Chickering. San
Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 1969. 367 pp. $9.50.
Evaluation and the Work of the Teacher. Enoch I.
Sawin. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc., 1969.
298 pp. $4.95 (paper).
Delwyn A. Dyer
Home Economics in Community Programs. Pauline Reulein
et al. Washington, D.C.: American Home Economics Association, 1969.
73 pp. $2.50 (paper).
Adult Psychology. Ledford J. Bischof. New York, New
York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1969. 310 pp. $5.00 (paper).
The Conquest of Nature. R.J. Forbes. New York, New York:
The New American Library, 1968. 142 pp. $1.25 (paper).
The Education of Urban Populations. Abraham Bernstein.
New York, New York: Random House, 1967. 398 pp. $4.50 (paper).
Guide to American Educational Directories. 3rd ed. Bernard
Klein, ed. New York, New York: B. Klein and Company, 1969. 335 pp. No
The Human Encounter: Readings in Education. Sheldon
Stoff and Herbert Schwartzberg. New York, New York: Harper & Row,
Publishers, 1969. 433 pp. $4.25 (paper).
Leadership Library Series. Ben Solomon, ed. 7 vols.
Putnam Valley, New York: Leadership Library, n.d. $1.00 per volume (paper).
Moral Issues Today. Harry K. Girvetz and Elsie Leach,
eds. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc., 1969. 501
pp. $3.95 (paper).
Personnel Administration: A Point of View and Method.
6th ed. Paul Pigors and Charles A. Myers. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill
Book Company, 1969. 882 pp. $10.95.
The Population Dilemma. 2nd ed. Philip M. Hauser, ed.
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1969. 211 pp. $5.95.
Poverty and Discrimination. Lester C. Thurow. Washington,
D.C.: The Brookings Institution, 1969. 214 pp. $6.95.
Reference Encyclopedia of the American Indian. Bernard
Klein and Daniel Icolari, eds. New York, New York: B. Klein and Company,
1967. 536 pp. $15.00.
Societal Guidance: A New Approach to Social Problems.
Sarajane Haidt and Amitai Etzioni, eds. New York, New York: Thomas Y.
Crowell and Company, 1969. 332 pp. $2.95 (paper).
Social Structure and Systems: A Sociological Overview.
William M. Dobriner. Pacific Palisades, California: Goodyear Publishing
Company, Inc., 1969. 273 pp. $3.95 (paper).
Subsistence Agriculture and Economic Development. Clifton
R. Wharton, Jr., ed. Chicago, Illinois: Aldine Publising Company, 1969.
481 pp. $12.50.
The Teaching-Learning Process. James L. Kuethe Glenview,
Illinois: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1968. 161 pp. No price given (paper).
Theory in American Sociology: Major Sources and Applications.
Alvin Boskoff. New York, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1969. 374
The Theory of Social Change: Four Views Considered.
John McLeish. New York, New York: Schocken Books, 1969. 95 pp. $4.00.
The University and Revolution. Gary R. Weaver and James
H. Weaver, eds. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1969.
180 pp. $5.95.