Winter 1972 // Volume 10 // Number 4

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Editor's Page

Editor's Page (pdf)
Eldora E. Keske

Point of View

Points of View (pdf)
Ralph Reeder
Roses and Thorns
Fowler C. Humphrey
Dear Editor
Marjory M. Mortvedt
Dear Editor
Patrick Borich
Parsons-Stellman Revisited
Howard F. Swonigan
From the Southern Hemisphere
Geoffrey Moss

Feature Articles

Communication: Key to Understanding (pdf)
Hamish M. Russell
"Is there just one right way to do things in this organization?"
"Is it okay to leave the worrying to my boss?"
"Should I take the initiative to bring up new ideas?"
"Does the other guy see things the way I do?"
"Do we agree about how much is enough?"
"How much should I poke my nose into what the field staff are doing?"
"Do I have to worry about seeing that things get done?"
"Does it matter whether I show interest in my supervisor's family?"
"Is it whether you know the ropes or how well you do your job that's important around here?"
"Do agents stationed near the head office get a better deal?"

Motivation Model for Extension (pdf)
Robert B. Lewis
Many researchers have studied various aspects of motivation in rather specific areas of concern. Lewis proposes a model in which he interrelates research and theories of several to conceptualize motivational processes occuring within each of three levels (organization, group integration, and personal) common to Extension programming. He also presents criteria identified by organizational researchers as having a major effect on human behavior. Can it help you to program more effectivley?

Learning Modules: A Concept for Extension Educators? (pdf)
Jerry W. Robinson, William B. Crittenden
Effective use of modern technology in teaching has long been a concern of Extension professionals. An alternative to traditional methods of teaching is described and proposed by the authors. It combines a new concept-- learning modules-- with individual, small group, and programmed instruction, and has the potential of using computer-assisted technology. Does it look like it has potential in your teaching?

Accountability in Extension (pdf)
Arien E. Lutz, Donald W. Swoboda
Every Extension professional with a USDA appointment is acquainted with accountability via EMIS/SEMIS. The authors discuss the advantages of the system, point out some of its deficiencies, and suggest ways to strengthen and improve it.

Research in Brief (pdf)

Study of Communications Problems
D. Littrell

Role of the Paraprofessional
C. Trent

Continuing Education of Women, CIS-32
V. McGaugh

"Relationships Among Teacher's Knowledge and Application of Principles of Adult Teaching and Student Satisfaction"
C. Trent

"Some Factor's Influencing the Length of Tenure of County Extension Agents, 4-H in Ohio"
C. Trent

Book Reviews (pdf)

Adult Education in Agriculture. Ralph E. Bender et al. Columbus, Ohio: Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company, 1972. 225 pp. No price given.
George W. Sledge

Communications of Innovations: A Cross-Cultural Approach. Everett M. Rogers and F. Floyd Shoemaker. New York, New York: The Free Press, 1971. 476 pp. $10.95.
L.L. Pesson

Management and Organizational Development: The Path from XA to YB. Chris Argyris. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1971. 196 pp. $8.95.
Charles W. Sappington

Toward the Educative Society. Alexander N. Charters, project director. Syracuse, New York: Publications in Continuing Education, 1971. 94 pp. $2.50 (paper).
Mary L. Pankowski

Abstracts (pdf)

Consumer and Homemaking Education: A Case Study Approach. Camille G. Bell and Berlie J. Fallon. Danville, Illinois: Interstate Printers and Publishers, Inc., 1971. 208 pp. $3.50 (paper).

Handbook in Research and Evaluation. Stephen Isaac and William B. Michael. San Diego, California: R.R. Knapp, 1971. 186 pp. No price given (paper).

Promoting Your Cause. Howard Bloomenthal. New York, New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1971. 248 pp. $7.95.

Reducing Social Tension and Conflict Through the Group Conversation Method. Rachel Davis DuBlois and Mew-Soong Li. New York, New York: Association Press, 1971. 159 pp. $5.95 (cloth), $3.95 (paper).

Idea Corner

Idea Corner (pdf)
Teaching-Learning Evaluation Program for Soybean Farmers
James E. Beuerlein
Research! In Extension?
Robert E. Clasen