Fall 1973 // Volume 11 // Number 3

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Editor's Page

Editor's Page (pdf)
Eldora E. Keske

Point of View

Points of View (pdf)
Extensive Education with a Native Character
S.T. Farouky

Feature Articles

Controversy: Its Positive Role in Education (pdf)
Burton W. Kreitlow
Kreitlow, a nationally recognized adult educator, suggests that Extension educators who aren't afraid to test their professional security and who see themselves as leaders and change agents involved in improving the quality of rural and urban life, frequently find themselves in the midst of controversy. He presents a change model that helps us see the alternatives for dealing with controversy in the educational environment and describes controversy as a naturally occuring phenomenon and as an input for rapid change. The model also identifies leadership characteristics for dealing with controversy or for using controversy as a means of bringing about change. The author sees controversy as a positive force and an effective tool for an educator.

Who Participates in Voluntary Action? (pdf)
Richard D. Reddy, David Horton Smith
Who would you say are the most active participants in voluntary action programs in your community? The authors examine the WHO portion of that question and present data indicating middle- or higher-income status individuals in the middle of their life cycle with adequate personal health, extensive informal interpersonal relationships, and who are exposed to mass media as those likely to join voluntary associations and action programs. Is this true in your community? Having this type of knowledge and information should give you clues on how you can more effectively reach and recruit more volunteers.

Using Values To Identify Program Needs (pdf)
Laverne B. Forest
The author presents a systematic way of looking at the situations of people with whom we program to enable us to more effectively identify their needs. Using values as the basis for the framework, because "...our values give meaning, perspective, and importance to the needs, new technical ideas, or actions we experience," Forest identifies seven value-type cateories and proceeds to demonstrate how they can be used as a guide for program situation analysis. Perhaps you'll find his matrix model and suggestions for ways of using it helpful to you.

Seaman A. Knapp: Won't You Please Come Home? (pdf)
G.R. Westwood
Seaman A. Knapp is recognized as the father of the County Demonstration Agent System and is known for his innovative way of helping people help themselves. The author, unhappy with current attempts in programming in 4-H in the inner cities, quotes from one of Knapp's speeches: "Your mission is to solve the problems of poverty, to increase the measure of happiness, and to harness the forces of all learning to the useful and needful in human society." Westwood raises the question of what Knapp would do were he alive today and faced the crises and dilemma we find in the inner cities.

Research in Brief (pdf)

Opinion Leadership in Families of the Expanded Nutrition Program
C. Cunningham

Public Attitudes Toward Education
D. Stormer

The Kruder Preference Record in Adult Vocational Guidance
C. Cunningham

"Effect of Televised Simulated Instruction on Subsequent Teaching"
M. Miller

"Poultry and Prejudice"
D. Stormer

"How Extension Affects the Youth Vote
D. Stormer

Book Reviews (pdf)

Breakthrough: Women into Management. Rosalind Loring and Theodora Wells. New York, New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1972. 202 pp. $7.95.
Charles O. Jones

How To Plan Meetings Like a Professional. Coleman Finkel. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: SM/Sales Meetings Magazine, 1972. 109 pp. $5.00 (paper).
Samuel E. Hand

Leadership Development for Public Service. Barry A. Passett. Houston, Texas: Gulf Publishing Company, 1971. 135 pp. $7.95.
Robert W. McCormick

Parent Education. Evelyn Pickarts and Jean Fargo. New York, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1971. 311 pp. No price given.
Norejane J. Hendrickson

The People Dynamic: Changing Self and Society Through Growth Groups. Howard J. Clinebell, Jr. New York, New York: Harper & Row, 1972. 176 pp. $4.95.
Jim Bromley

Abstracts (pdf)

Career Management. Marion S. Kellog. New York, New York: American Management Association, 1972. 200 pp. $11.50.

Casebook in Publicity and Public Relations. Raymond Simon. Columbus, Ohio: Grid, Inc., 1972. 274 pp. $6.95 (paper).

The Coming of Age. Simone deBeauvoir. New York, New York: Putnam, 1972. 585 pp. $10.00.

Continuing Education As a National Capital Investment. Herbert E. Striner. Kalamazoo, Michigan: The W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1972. 118 pp. $1.25 (paper).

Group Discussion As Learning Process: A Sourcebook. Elizabeth W. Flynn and John F. LaFaso. New York, New York: Paulist Press, Publishers, 1972. 253 pp. $5.95 (paper).

The New Supervisor. Martin M. Broadwell. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1972. 152 pp. $4.95 (paper).

A Practical Approach to Organization Development Through MBO: Selected Readings. Arthur C. Beck, Jr., and Ellis D. Hillman, eds. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Inc., 1972. 356 pp. $5.95.

The Process of Social Influence: Readings in Persuasion. Thomas D. Beisecker and Donn W. Parson, eds. Englefield Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1972. 499 pp. $10.95 (cloth), $6.50 (paper).

Reality Games. Saville Sax and Sandra Hollander. New York, New York: The Macmillan Company, Publisher, 1972. 267 pp. $8.95.

Size, Structure, and Future of Farms. A. Gordon Ball and Earl O. Heady, eds. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University Press, Publishers, 1972. 404 pp. $9.95.

The Small Meeting Planner. Leslie E. This. Houston, Texas: Gulf Publishing Company, 1972. 234 pp. $7.95.

Student Development Programs in the Community Junior College. Terry O'Banion and Alice Thurston, eds. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1972. 235 pp. $7.95.

Teacher Effectiveness and Teacher Education: The Search for a Scientific Basis. N. L. Gage. Palo Alto, California: Pacific Books, 1972. 226 pp. $7.95.

Toward Gog and Magog Or? A Critical Review of the Literature of Adult Group Discussion. Franklin W. Osinki, John Ohlinger, and Colleen McCarthy. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Publication in Continuing Education, 1972. 82 pp. $3.00 (paper).

Idea Corner

Idea Corner (pdf)
Continuing Education for Vets
John B. Mulder, Ralph C. Dobbs