January 1984 // Volume 22 // Number 1

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Editor's Page

Editor's Page

Feature Articles

Practical Benefits of Evaluation: An Example
Smith, M. F.; Barber, Linda; Walker, Katey
The authors present an illustrated step-by-step approach to evaluation using an example of promoting change through newspaper articles.

Physician Recruitment in Rural Areas
Smith, John W.
This article discusses how the basic principles of education for community development are being applied to help improve health care in rural communities in Georgia.

4-H and the Handicapped: Volunteers' Perceptions
Coleman, Bernardine M.; Booth, Nan
This Maryland study reveals 4-H volunteers express a willingness to accept handicapped youth in their clubs, but have concerns about specific handicaps and about their own abilities.

Middle Age: A Time for Thinking About Being Old
Glass, Jr., J. Conrad; Knott, Elizabeth S.
Given the graying of America and the current attitudes held by society about older people, the educational opportunities to Extension abound. This study reports the results of one approach.

Research in Brief

County Computer Use
Boesch, Donald
This study was designed to determine the extent of computer use and application in county governments. A questionnaire was used to gather information from 401 counties in Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, and Missouri. The study focused on: (1) extent of computer use and applications in county government, (2) delineative hardware and software problems, and (3) determining areas of needed research.

Ideas at Work

4-H Focus on Getting a Job
Tucker, Jeanette; Kelley, Eleanor A.
To guide youth to explore careers and develop job-related skills, Extension agents in South Louisiana helped prosent a career education unit to senior 4-H Club members.

Tools of the Trade

Marketing Extension
Powell, Jr., Albert
Marketing Coopertative Extension. Bob Topor. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Media Services, 1982. 45 pp. $2.27 in New York, $3.25 out of state.

Calculating Statistics
Ladewig, Howard
How To Calculate Statistics. Carol TaylorFitz-Gibbon and Lynn Lyons Morris. Beverly Hills, California: Sage Publications, 1978. 139 pp. $8.50.