Fall 1990 // Volume 28 // Number 3

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Editor's Page

Editor's Page

To The Point

Crossing Lines
Edgar J. Boone

Dropping Lines
Violet Malone

Meeting This Decade's Team Challenges
Judy Yates

Feature Articles

Educationing Elderly Caregivers
Editor's Introduction: The aging of the United States population is one of the most pronounced and significant trends affecting our future. The elderly are becoming an increasingly important target audience for Extension programs. The four articles in this special section focus on educating elderly caregivers in different settings for different purposes. The first reports on an Extension program for home-based caregivers. The second describes the outcomes of an educational program for nursing home caregivers. The third presents research on methods of reaching the low-income elderly with money management information. And, the fourth targets elderly for energy education. All four articles deal with Extension's need to work with and through other professionals to meet the needs of primary clientele - the elderly.

Reaching People with People
Bernice A. Epstein and Viola Koenig

Education for Support of Nursing Home Residents
Anne-Michelle Marsden

Helping Low-Income Elderly with Money Management
Joan C. Koonce

Energy Education for the Elderly
Carla C. Earhart, Margaret J. Weber, and Sue E. Williams

Pooling Resources for Small-Producer Profits
Tim L. Cross, Randy R. Mills, and Carl O'Connor

Helping Participants Complete What They Start
Diane H. Scott, Virginia L. Clark, and Shirley Reagan

Analyzing Program "Failure"
Daniel J. Decker

Working with Volunteers
Editor's Introduction: A recurring theme in this Journal's issue is the importance of working with others to accomplish Extension's mission. Working with volunteers is a longstanding Extension tradition. Volunteers continue to be important in this new age of issues programming and National Initiatives. This special section begins with a feature article presenting research findings on the crucial problem of how people find time to volunteer. It's followed by four Ideas at Work on working effectively with volunteers: first, how to use volunteers as master teachers; second, how to use professional volunteer expertise; third, how to empower volunteers through genuine involvement; and fourth, how to selectively recruit volunteers so you don't have to "fire" them. This special section closes with a review of an Extension guide for using volunteers.

Volunteer Time
Virginia Rowland

Volunteers as Master Teachers
Betty Feather

Using Volunteer Marketing Professionals
Carole S. Fromer

Empowering Volunteers Through Involvement
John Balliette and Marilyn Goad Smith

How To Avoid "Firing" Your Volunteers
Barbara M. O'Neill

Reaching People with People
Keith G. Diem


Future of Extension Worldwide
William M. Rivera


The Challenge of Working with Extenders
Susan Laughlin

Research in Brief

Perceptions of Paraprofessional Effectiveness
James C. Edwards and Irwin Jahns

Educational Needs of After-School Care Providers
Mike Davis, Eddie Locklear, and Howard Scott

Influences on Teen Decisions
Roger A. Rennekamp

Ideas at Work

Using Self-Esteem Measures in 4-H
Penny Risdon and Evangeline Swain

Program Focus Wheel
William D. Irvin

It's Fresher from Ohio
Barbara H. Drake and Randall E. James

Surviving Retirement
Daryl L. Eberhardt

Tools of the Trade

Foundations and Changing Practices in Extensi
Kenneth E. Barber

How To Get Published in a Professional Journal
Barbara M. O'Neill

Information Anxiety
Michael M. Smith

Marketing Extension Programs
Sherrill Carlson

Effective Strategies for Teaching Adults
Richard J. McCallum

Letters to the Editor

More Production Agriculture, Not Less

We Chose the Right Process