Winter 1972 // Volume 10 // Number 4
Point of View
Points of View (pdf)
Roses and Thorns
Fowler C. Humphrey
Marjory M. Mortvedt
Howard F. Swonigan
From the Southern Hemisphere
Communication: Key to Understanding (pdf)
"Is there just one right way to do things in this organization?"
"Is it okay to leave the worrying to my boss?"
"Should I take the initiative to bring up new ideas?"
"Does the other guy see things the way I do?"
"Do we agree about how much is enough?"
"How much should I poke my nose into what the field staff are doing?"
"Do I have to worry about seeing that things get done?"
"Does it matter whether I show interest in my supervisor's family?"
"Is it whether you know the ropes or how well you do your job that's important around here?"
"Do agents stationed near the head office get a better deal?"
Motivation Model for Extension (pdf)
Many researchers have studied various aspects of motivation in rather specific areas of concern. Lewis proposes a model in which he interrelates research and theories of several to conceptualize motivational processes occuring within each of three levels (organization, group integration, and personal) common to Extension programming. He also presents criteria identified by organizational researchers as having a major effect on human behavior. Can it help you to program more effectivley?
Learning Modules: A Concept for Extension Educators? (pdf)
Effective use of modern technology in teaching has long been a concern of Extension professionals. An alternative to traditional methods of teaching is described and proposed by the authors. It combines a new concept-- learning modules-- with individual, small group, and programmed instruction, and has the potential of using computer-assisted technology. Does it look like it has potential in your teaching?
Accountability in Extension (pdf)
Every Extension professional with a USDA appointment is acquainted with accountability via EMIS/SEMIS. The authors discuss the advantages of the system, point out some of its deficiencies, and suggest ways to strengthen and improve it.
Study of Communications Problems
Role of the Paraprofessional
Continuing Education of Women, CIS-32
"Relationships Among Teacher's Knowledge and Application of Principles
of Adult Teaching and Student Satisfaction"
"Some Factor's Influencing the Length of Tenure of County Extension
Agents, 4-H in Ohio"
Adult Education in Agriculture. Ralph E. Bender et
al. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1972.
225 pp. No price given.
George W. Sledge
Communications of Innovations: A Cross-Cultural Approach.
Everett M. Rogers and F. Floyd Shoemaker. New York, New York: The Free
Press, 1971. 476 pp. $10.95.
Management and Organizational Development: The Path from XA
to YB. Chris Argyris. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Book
Company, 1971. 196 pp. $8.95.
Charles W. Sappington
Toward the Educative Society. Alexander N. Charters,
project director. Syracuse, New York: Publications in Continuing Education,
1971. 94 pp. $2.50 (paper).
Mary L. Pankowski
Consumer and Homemaking Education: A Case Study Approach.
Camille G. Bell and Berlie J. Fallon. Danville, Illinois: Interstate
Printers and Publishers, Inc., 1971. 208 pp. $3.50 (paper).
Handbook in Research and Evaluation. Stephen Isaac
and William B. Michael. San Diego, California: R.R. Knapp, 1971. 186
pp. No price given (paper).
Promoting Your Cause. Howard Bloomenthal. New York,
New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1971. 248 pp. $7.95.
Reducing Social Tension and Conflict Through the Group Conversation
Method. Rachel Davis DuBlois and Mew-Soong Li. New York, New
York: Association Press, 1971. 159 pp. $5.95 (cloth), $3.95 (paper).
Idea Corner (pdf)
Teaching-Learning Evaluation Program for Soybean Farmers
James E. Beuerlein
Research! In Extension?
Robert E. Clasen