Summer 1969 // Volume 7 // Number 2

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Point of View

Point of View(pdf)

Feature Articles

The McGrath Report: A Critique (pdf)
William S. Griffith
The study report entitled The Changing Mission of Home Economics (The McGrath Report) represents a substantial investment-- both in terms of financial resources and professional energies. With so carefully conceived an undertaking on the part of the profession and so adequately financed a project, it is reasonable to expect a report that reflects the quality and rigor of scholarly work. The author appraises the report on the basis of nine criteria, examining selected conclusions and recommendations in the light of thse criteria. He concludes that the report is a disappointment. --The Editor.

Teamwork in Problem Solving (pdf)
Harry A. Cosgriffe, Richard T. Dailey
The social, physical, and institutional environment in which Extension staff members function is characterized by increasing variety and complexity. Consequently, new Extension practices are required. One such practice, teamwork, is analyzed in this article. A new definition of teamwork is stated, with guidelines for implementing it. Problems of gaining staff commitment are identified, and conditions are described that contribute to team efforts to solve problems.

A Systems Approach to Extension (pdf)
George H. Axinn
Extension can benefit from the computer's ability to speedily store and retrieve information-- but if computers are ignored, extension education faces possible obsolescence.

Teaching Nutrition to the Neediest (pdf)
Hazel Taylor Spitze
One of the means of exending the impact of Extension programs, as envisioned by th Joint USDA/NASULGC Extension Study Committee, is through the use of paid employees who are not considered professionals (referred to as aides, subprofessionals, technicians, program assistants, etc.). As Silverman points out in the Spring, 1969 issue of this journal, adding this group to the organization presents some real challenges and opportunities. One opportunity is in the prospect for improving teaching efforts. Specifically, such personnel are thought to hold considerable promise in working with the disadvantaged. This article uses specific references to the Extension nutrition program for the disadvantaged to point out how learning can be facilitated. However, its implications go beyond the teaching of nutrition. --The Editor.

The Personality of 4-H Leaders (pdf)
Frank D. Alexander
A sample of 527 first-year 4-H leaders in New York State responded to questions which were used in determining their scores on 16 personality factors. Male and female first-year leaders were compared to males and females in the general population. Male leaders were also compared with female leaders. The possible influences on personality scores of 1) place of residence and 2) agreement between agent and leader on the tasks leaders should perform were examined. Those who scored at the extreme ends on personality factors were studied separately to see of they were more or less likely than the average leader studied to continue in 4-H. Differences were discovered that deserve the attention of professionals working with volunteer leaders.

Research in Brief (pdf)
Mason E. Miller, editor

Supervisors--What Do They Read?
Farm Practice Adoption in Western Nigeria
Choice Versus No Choice

Book Reviews (pdf)

Persona: Social Role and Personality. By Helen Harris Perlman, 1968. Available from The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois 60628. 242 pp. $5.95.
Gwenna Moss

Destiny of Change: How Relevant is Man in the Age of Development? By Kenneth R. Schneider, 1968. Available from Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York, N.Y. 10017. 288 pp. $4.50 paperback.
Edward L. Senner

The New Guide to Happy Retirement. By George W. Ware, 1968. Available from Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, N.Y. 10016. 352 pp. $6.50.
N.J. Niederfrank

Abstracts (pdf)

New Think: The Use of Lateral Thinking in the Generation of New Ideas. Edward de Bons. 1968. 156 pp. Available from Basic Books, Inc., New York, N.Y. 10016. $5.95.

Handbook of Personality Theory and Research. Edited by Edgar F. Borgatta and William W. Lambert. 1968. 1216 pp. Available from Rand McNally and Company, Chicago, Illinois 60680. $20.00.

Curriculum Decisions: Social Realities. Edited by Robert R. Leeper. 1968. 106 pp. Available from Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, NEA, Washington, D.C. 20036. $2.75.

A Social Psychological View of Education. Carl W. Backman and Paul F. Secord. 1968. Available from Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., New York, N.Y. 10017. $2.45.

The Young Pretenders: A Study of Teenage Culture in Contempory Society. John Barron Mays. 1968 (second edition). 224 pp. Available from Schocken Books, Inc., New York, N.Y. 10016. $1.95.

Adolescence: A Socialogical Analysis. Hans Sebald. 1968. 537 pp. Available from Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, N.Y. 10001. $4.95.

The Guidance Function in Education. Percival W. Hutson. 1968 (second edition). 786 pp. Available from Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, N.Y. 10001. $9.50.

Educational Media. Gerald M. Torkelson. 1968. 33 pp. Available from Association of Classroom Teachers, NEA, Washington, D.C.20036. $0.25.

Managing by Design...for Maximum Executive Effectiveness. Ray A. Killian. 1968. 370 pp. Available from American Management Association, Inc., New York, N.Y. 10020. $11.25.

Toward A Psychology of Being. Abraham H. Maslow. 1968 (second edition). 240 pp. Available from D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc. Princeton, New Jersey 08540. $12.50.

And Merely Teach: Irreverent Essays on the Mythology of Education. Arthur E. Lean. 1968. 94 pp. Available from Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, Illinois 62901. $4.85.

Who Can Be Educated? Milton Schwebel. 1968. 278 pp. Available from Grove Press, Inc., New York, N.Y. 10003. $6.50.

Field Learning and Teaching: Explorations in Graduate Social Work Education. 1968. 138 pp. Available from the Council on Social Work Education, 345 East 46th Streer, New York, N.Y. 10017. No price listed.

The Technology of Teaching. B.F. Skinner. 1968. 271 pp. Available from Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, N.Y. 10016. $2.95.

An Introduction to the Analysis of Educational Concepts. Jonas F. Soltis. 1968. 100 pp. Available from Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading, Massachusetts 08167. $1.95.

Educational Change: The Reality and the Promise. Edited by Richard R. Goulet. 1968. 286 pp. Available from Citation Press, New York, N.Y. 10036. $3.00.

Rural to Urban Adjustment. Jane A. Abramson. 1968. 160 pp. Available from Minister of Forestry and Rural Development, Ottawa, Canada. No price listed.