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Roles Of Field Level Agricultural Extension Workers In Nepal As Perceived By Agricultural Extension Personnel , Narayan Kunwar Jan 1989

Roles Of Field Level Agricultural Extension Workers In Nepal As Perceived By Agricultural Extension Personnel , Narayan Kunwar

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

As field level agricultural extension workers in Nepal, Junior Technical Assistants (JTAs) have various roles to perform. However, the roles expected of them are not clear and specific;A study was conducted to determine the demographic characteristics of extension personnel, to determine if significant differences existed in the perceptions of various groups of extension personnel for the importance of JTAs' roles and the performance of those roles, and to determine if significant differences existed between the importance and performance of JTAs' roles as perceived by each group of extension personnel. Seven hypotheses were developed and tested in line with the ...


Perceptions Of Iowa Farm Operators And Soil Conservation District Commissioners Regarding Selected Soil And Water Conservation Practices , Thomas Henry Bruening Jan 1989

Perceptions Of Iowa Farm Operators And Soil Conservation District Commissioners Regarding Selected Soil And Water Conservation Practices , Thomas Henry Bruening

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify and analyze the perceptions of soil conservation district commissioners and other farmers in Iowa regarding the use of selected soil and water conservation practices. A secondary purpose was to identify the implications of these perceptions to educational practice;The population of the study included all of the district commissioners (500) in the state, as well as all of the farm operators in the state (109,367) as determined by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service. One-half of the commissioners and four hundred eighty-one non-commissioners or farm operators were selected as the ...


A Framework For The Evaluation Of The Capacity-Building Components In Rural Development Projects: Implications To Program Development And Agricultural Extension Education , Annette Cook Elliot Jan 1989

A Framework For The Evaluation Of The Capacity-Building Components In Rural Development Projects: Implications To Program Development And Agricultural Extension Education , Annette Cook Elliot

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In development situations in both the United States and developing countries, there is a concern with the development of the capacity of people to identify and solve their own problems and to determine their own future. Agricultural extension professionals and others involved in development planning and implementation need to be aware of and understand the factors affecting the achievement of capacity-building objectives in order to successfully develop human resources. The purpose of this study was to develop a framework for evaluating the capacity-building components in rural development projects, to determine which factors contributed to the successful implementation of these components ...


An Analysis Of Selected Management Skills And Behaviors Perceived To Be Learned And Used By Cooperative Extension Service Professionals In Iowa, Sharon Krull Drake Jan 1989

An Analysis Of Selected Management Skills And Behaviors Perceived To Be Learned And Used By Cooperative Extension Service Professionals In Iowa, Sharon Krull Drake

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study identified management skills perceived to be learned and used by Iowa Cooperative Extension professionals. The purpose of the study was to assess the extent to which selected management skills and behaviors were performed as perceived by extension professionals in Iowa. A secondary purpose was to determine the extent to which these management skills were perceived to be learned in a structured educational program and used in professional practice;The study used a quasi-experimental pre test, post test design. Eighty-two individuals comprised the experimental group and 63 the control group. The target audience was Cooperative Extension professionals in Iowa ...


Instructional Technology Used By The Teaching And Extension Faculty In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Saban-Shah Bukhari Sayed Jan 1989

Instructional Technology Used By The Teaching And Extension Faculty In The College Of Agriculture At Iowa State University , Saban-Shah Bukhari Sayed

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of the study was to assess instructional technology used by the teaching and extension faculty in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University. A secondary purpose was to determine the perceptions of the teaching and extension faculty regarding the future use of instructional technology in teaching and disseminating information;The population for the study was the faculty in the College of Agriculture at Iowa State University who had teaching and/or extension responsibilities. Some of them also had research, administration, advising, and/or curriculum development assignment(s). The survey instrument consisted of 125 items. The instrument ...


An Investigation Of The Professional Integration Needs Of Filipino Advanced Degree Graduates In Agriculture From Us Land-Grant Universities , Barbara Elizabeth Burton-Feldott Jan 1989

An Investigation Of The Professional Integration Needs Of Filipino Advanced Degree Graduates In Agriculture From Us Land-Grant Universities , Barbara Elizabeth Burton-Feldott

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the professional integration needs of a group of returned Filipino agricultural advanced degree graduates from U.S. Land-Grant universities who had been at home in the Philippines for at least one year. Particular attention was directed toward studying gender differences during the process of professional integration, as well as differences based on other demographic variables including degree attained, length of time spent in the U.S., place of current employment, etc. Professional integration, as used in the study, refers to the process of changing from a graduate student in the U.S. to a practicing professional at ...


Perceptions Of Importance Of Critical Thinking In Vocational Agriculture Students In The United States , Connie Marie Ware Jan 1989

Perceptions Of Importance Of Critical Thinking In Vocational Agriculture Students In The United States , Connie Marie Ware

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the perceived importance of teaching critical thinking in vocational agriculture students in the United States. The specific objectives identified for investigation were to: (1) determine the importance of emphasizing critical thinking skills in vocational agriculture students; (2) identify teaching methods that encourage students to think analytically, objectively, and critically; (3) identify techniques used in evaluating students in vocational agriculture programs; and (4) determine the relationship between descriptive information about the respondents and the emphasis being placed on critical skills development in vocational agriculture students;A questionnaire was mailed to 750 vocational agriculture ...


Economic Competencies Needed And Possessed By Farmers In Hyuderabad District, Sind, Pakistan , Muhammad Yameen Memon Jan 1989

Economic Competencies Needed And Possessed By Farmers In Hyuderabad District, Sind, Pakistan , Muhammad Yameen Memon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to identify the economic competencies needed and possessed by farmers in Hyderabad District, Sind, Pakistan;The target population for this study consisted of 97 randomly selected farmers and 26 agriculture officers in Hyderabad District, Sind, Pakistan. Thirty-seven competency statements constituted the economic competence portion of the questionnaire. Sections on demographic variables and sources of information used by farmers were also included. A 1-5 point response scale was used to assess the degree of competence needed and the degree of competence possessed by the farmers included in the study. The data were collected through ...


Job Satisfaction And Perceived Inservice Needs Of Iowa Cooperative Extension Personnel , Kevin C. Kesler Jan 1989

Job Satisfaction And Perceived Inservice Needs Of Iowa Cooperative Extension Personnel , Kevin C. Kesler

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the level of job satisfaction and perceived professional needs of Cooperative Extension Personnel in Iowa. The specific objectives of the study were to: (1) determine the level of job satisfaction; (2) determine and compare differences in levels of job satisfaction for periods ending in 1976, 1980, and 1988; (3) compare the level of job satisfaction according to selected demographic factors; and (4) determine training satisfaction and inservice needs;A questionnaire was mailed to all Iowa Cooperative Extension Service personnel and they responded to selected job satisfaction indicators. Cronbach's alpha was calculated ...


Farm Health And Safety Of Children: An Investigation Of Educational Needs Through Focus Group Interviews, Gayle Hager Olson Jan 1989

Farm Health And Safety Of Children: An Investigation Of Educational Needs Through Focus Group Interviews, Gayle Hager Olson

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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