Extension teaching methods and other factors that influence adoption of agricultural and home economics practices (1955)
Table of Contents
The extension job -- Distinguishing characteristics of extension -- Methods of extension teaching. Extension methods classified -- The process of education. What is education? ; The learning and teaching processes are interrelated -- How can the effectiveness of extension teaching be measured? -- Effectiveness of methods compared. Practices influenced by methods ; Methods by groups ; Agricultural practices ; Home economics practices -- Effectiveness of methods in relation to cost. Types of methods compared ; repetition with variety ; Influence of education upon converage and ratio of takes to exposures ; Interrelationship of methods -- Factors influencing adoption of practices. Age and previous educational training of the learner ; size of farm, tenure, and location of farm or home ; Socioeconomic state of the farmer and homeamker ; Contact with extension workers ; Other factors -- Subject matter in relation to methods. Unlike subject matter ; Like subject matter -- The different methods analyzed. Individual contact methods ; Farm and home visits ; Office calls ; Telephone calls ; Correspondence ; The result demonstration ; Group methods ; The method demonstration ; General mettings ; Visual aids ; Mass media methods ; Publications (bulletins, pamphlets, circulars, and leaflets) ; News stories ; Circular letters ; Radio ; Television ; Exhibits -- Indirect influence -- Teaching by local leaders -- Summary. Selecting teaching methods to increase the extension worker's effectiveness -- Literature Cited -- Selected bibliography -- Tables
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