Summer 1973 // Volume 11 // Number 2
Point of View
Administrative Surgery: A Logical Imperative? (pdf)
The author uses a fictitious, but ever-so-real, situation to demonstrate the complexity of administration today in what was once a simple Extension setting. As the number of professional and paraprofessional staff increase in an Extension unit, more staff are becoming involved in administrative and supervisory roles. A great need exists for such staff to become concerned and familiar with management correctives in handling personnel problems before resorting to probation, suspension, or termination actions. You'll benefit by reading Warnock's suggestions for administrative surgery.
Contemporary Approach to Administrative Decision Making (pdf)
Decision making in Extension administration, as in other organizations and institutions, has undergone many changes. The authors discuss the evolvement of decision-making theory from the authoritarian style in the early days to the current trend toward the participative approach. They suggest functional analysis as one method applicable to such a highly complex, decentralized organization as Extension. Where do you stand on this issue?
Youth Know What They Want (pdf)
Blume surveyed youth, some of whom were 4-Hers in Virginia, to find out what they considered important relative to their vocational preferences. He found "remarkable consistancy in the job choice factor rankings" among both boys and girls for ages 13 to 22. If career attitudes and patterns are, in fact, developed by age 13, is some sort of career exploration activity in order for younger junior 4-H members? What's your opinion?
Agricultural Program Aides-- Why Not? (pdf)
The authors report the results of a pilot research program in Texas involving the use of local low-income farmers as agricultural program aides to bring about changes in agricultural production and management and level of living. After aides worked intensively with them, farmers in counties where aides were ranked high by Extension staff on 15 character and personal traits were found to make greater use of USDA agencies and showed greater increases in gross farm income than those farmers in counties where aides were ranked low by Extension staff on the traits. Implications are that "we have just begun" efforts involving paraprofessionals in agricultural Extension education. Where do you think we should go from here?
Adult Learner Participation in Program Planning
AFDC Mothers Group: An Exploratory Effort in Community Mental Health
Community Movie Mirror
Agricultural Extension in Antioquia, Columbia
Quality in Classrooms
Training Needs of County Program Building Committee Members in Texas
"An Extension Council Members Representative of the Total Population?"
"A Ladder of Citizen Participation"
Second Careers for Women. A View from the San Francisco Peninsula.
"Factors Associated with Leadership in a Rural Village of Malaysia"
"Competition and the Star Spangled Scramble"
"Teenagers Discuss Age Restrictions"
"TV for Kiddies: Truth, Goodness, Beauty-- and a Little Bit of
"O.I.C." Experimental and Demonstration Project
Family and Personal Development in Adult Basic Education: Cirriculum
Guide and Resource Units
Minnesota Metropolitan State College: Prospectus II
Educational Accountability: Beyond Behavioral Objectives.
Arthur W. Combs. Washington, D.C.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum
Development, 1972. 40 pp. $2.50 (paper).
Robert E. Snyder
Behavioral Change in Agriculture: Concepts and Strategies
for Influencing Transition. J. Paul Leagans and Charles P.
Loomis, eds. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1971. 506 pp.
Programming in the Cooperative Extension Service: A Conceptual
Schema. E.J. Boone, R.J. Dolan, and R.W. Shearon. Raleigh,
North Carolina: Agricultural Extension Service, 1971. 19 pp. No price
Virginia R. Griffin
Administering Educational Media. James W. Brown,
Kenneth D. Norberg, and Sara K. Srygley. 2nd ed. New York, New York:
McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1972. 449 pp. $10.95.
Changing Perspectives in Educational Research. David
K. Wiles. Worthington, Ohio: C.A. Jones Publishing Company, 1972, 183
Day Care: How to Plan, Develop and Operate a Day Care Center.
E. Belle Evans, Beth Shub, and Marlene Weinstein. Boston, Massachusetts:
Beacon Press, 1971. 337 pp. $6.95.
The Department of Agriculture. Wayne D. Rasmussen.
New York, New York: Praeger Publishers, Inc., 1972. 257 pp. $9.00.
Education and the Many Faces of the Disadvantaged: Cultural
and Historical Perspectives. William W. Brickman and Stanley
Leher, eds. New York, New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1972. 435
pp. $9.95 (cloth), $5.95 (paper).
Effective Small Group Communication. Ernest G. Bormann
and Nancy C. Bormann. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Burgress Publishing
Company, 1972. 102 pp. $1.95 (paper).
Goal Analysis. Robert F. Mager. Belmont, California:
Fearon Publishers, Inc., 1972. 136 pp. $2.95 (paper).
Human Resources: Obtaining Results from People at Work.
Edwin J. Singer and John Ramsden. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Book
Company, Inc., 1972. 197 pp. $10.00.
Innovative Behavior and Communication. Thomas S.
Robertson. New York, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc., 1971.
331 pp. $10.00.
People and Politics in Urban Society. Harlan Hahn,
ed. Beverly Hills, California: Sage Publications, Inc., 1972. 635 pp.
White Attitudes Toward Black People. Angus Campbell.
Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research,
1971. 177 pp. $8.00 (cloth), $5.00 (paper).
Idea Corner (pdf)
Tree-Toons" for Teaching Tree Identification
Alden C. Main
An Extension Incident