Multicultural needs assessment of extension educators
Oklahoma State University's College of Human Sciences and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service (OCES) have developed a multicultural and community engagement program to determine intercultural training needs. The program conducted a study to determine the needs for intercultural training by Extension personnel across the state of Oklahoma. The results of this study showed that OCES personnel are interested in attending intercultural training and developing their own intercultural competence to reach multicultural groups. This study helped OCES design its first intercultural competency training plan. This plan includes assessing intercultural competence and designing trainings materials using a variety of modalities such as face-to-face workshops, lectures, and online activities via Adobe Connect or Desire 2 Learn (D2L) platforms.
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