Fall 1966 // Volume 4 // Number 3

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Point of View

Point of View(pdf)
Dialogue with a County Agent
C.H. Edwards, G. L. Carter
Characteristics of Change
William W. Reid

Feature Articles

Staff Competence (pdf)
George Hyatt, Jr.
Promotion to a supervisory or administrative role is no guarantee of adequate preparation or effective performance.

Changing Practices: A Case Study (pdf)
Joan Tully
If theoretical concepts are any good, they are practical and useful; they can help in exploring or understanding what goes on in the "real world." Some theoretical notions have been found useful in explaining what happens when an attempt is made to have farmers change practices. These same practical applications of theoretical ideas have been found useful in helping extension trainees understand how to work with people in effecting change. This case study explores an interesting experience between farmers and "university people."

The Role of the Volunteer (pdf)
Ralph W. Tyler
Why is volunteer effort important? What are the types of roles volunteers can perform? How does the volunteer's performance in certain roles compare to what the professional could do? What is generally known of opportunities available to volunteers? These are among the questions entertained by professionals who work with or arrange for the involvement of volunteers. This article puts such questions into focus.

Sources of Information for Farmers (pdf)
Win M. Lawson, Howard M. Dail
A number of questions are being raised about how the farmer can best be provided with technical agricultural information. Such questions concern the appropriate roles for Extension personnel and representatives of agricultural-related industry and business. A number of studies provide insight as to where the farmer gets his information. These studies are summarized and implications for Extension suggested in this article.

Adapting to Resource Development (pdf)
Gary W. King, Emory J. Brown
Extension reports are sought as bases for providing information to appropriate publics and officials and, presumably, as the basis for making organizational and program decisions. Evidence from a study in one state indicates some limitations to the use being made of information currently required in the reporting system. A revision is suggested to maximize the usefulness and minimize the time required for preparing such reports.

Research in Brief (pdf)
R. L. Bruce, editor

nfluence of Adult Education on Adoption
Family Decision Making in Low-Income Families
Leaders' Opinions on Extension and Research
Effect of Graduate Work in Extension
First Year 4-H Leaders

Book Reviews (pdf)

A Theory of Educational Leadership. By Robert L. Saunders, Ray C. Phillips, and Harold T. Johnson, 1966. Available from Charles E. Merrill Books, Inc., Columbus, Ohio. 174 pp. $4.50.
C. Dennis Funk

Educational Anthropology: An Introduction. By George F. Kneller, 1965. Available from John Wiley & Sons, New York, N.Y. 171 pp. $4.50.
Jozua Serfontein

Adolescents and the Schools. By James S. Coleman, 1965. Available from Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, New York, N.Y. 121 pp. $4.50.
Loren F. Goyen

Culture and Community. By Conrad M. Arensberg and Solon T. Kimball, 1965. Available from Harcourt, Brace and World, Inc., New York, N.Y. 349 pp. $4.50.
Evelyn P. Quesenberry

Abstracts (pdf)

An Integrated Experience Approach to Learning. S. N. Postlethwait, J. Novak, and H. Murray. 1964. 114 pp. Available from Burgess Publishing Company, Minneapolis, Minn. 55415. $2.40.

Adoption of Educational Innovations. Richard O. Carlson. 1965. 84 pp. Available from The Center for the Advanced Study of Educational Administration, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403. Single copy $2.00.

The Dropout: Causes and Cures. Lucius F. Cervantes. 1965. 244 pp. Available from The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Mich. $5.95.

Sociology: Rules, Roles, and Relationships. Everett K. Wilson. 1966. 730 pp. Available from The Dorsey Press, Homewood, Illinois. $8.00.

The City Man's Guide to the Farm Problem. Willard W. Cochrane. 1965. 242 pp. Available from University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minn. $4.95.

Guidance for Youth. Bruce Grant, George D. Demos, and Willard Edwards. 1965. 114 pp. Available from Charles C. Thomas, Publishers, Springfield, Illinois. $4.50.

The Family and Individual Development. D.W. Winnicott. 1965. 182 pp. Available from Basic Books, Inc., Publishers, New York, N.Y. $5.00.

Education for Family Living in the Twentieth Century. Eleanore Braun Luckey. Journal of Home Economics, XVII (November, 1965), 685-90. Available from the American Home Economics Association, 1600 Twentieth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009. Single copy $1.00.

Organization and Innovation. Chris Argyris. 1965. 274 pp. Available from Richard D. Irwin, Inc., and The Dorsey Press, Homewood, Illinois. $6.95.

Behavioral Approaches to Public Administration.Robert Presthus. 1965. 158 pp. Available from University of Alabama Press, University, Alabama. $3.95.

Split Roles in Performance Appraisal. H. H. Meyer, E. Kay, and J. R. P. French, Jr., Harvard Business Review, XLIII (January/February, 1965), 123-29. Available from Harvard Business Review, Soldiers Field, Boston, Mass. 02163. Single reprint $1.00.

Reorganizing-More Than Drawing a New Chart. B. Douglas Stone, Jr. The Personnel Administrator, X (July-August, 1965), 38-40. Available from The American Society for Personnel Administration, 52 East Bridge St., Berea, Ohio 44017. Single copy $1.25.

Values in American Education. Edited by Theodore Brameld and Stanley Elam. 1964. 180 pp. Available from Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, Indiana. $4.95.

Innovation in Education. Edited by Matthew B. Miles. 1964. 690 pp. Available from Bureau of Publications, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N.Y. $8.75.

The New Challenge in Lifelong Learning: Resolutions and Proceedings of a Conference on the Future Role of the University in Relation to Public Service. Universitywide. Academic Senate Committee on University of Extension. 1965. 79 pp. Available from Dean of University Extension, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024.