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Development of a Comprehensive New 4-H Extension Agents Training Program Using a Multi-Module Approach and the 4-H Professional Research, Knowledge, and Competencies
Journal of Extension
  • Barry A Garst, Clemson University
  • Joseph R Hunnings, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Kathleen Jamison, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Jewel Hairston, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Robert R Meadows, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-2007
Publisher
Extension Journal, Inc.
Abstract
Following significant budget reductions in 2002, Virginia Cooperative Extension explored strategies to meet the professional development needs of new 4-H Extension faculty and staff. The Department of 4-H Youth Development created a training program to teach youth development competencies consistent with the national 4-H professional research, knowledge, and competencies (4HPRKC) taxonomy. Written and verbal evaluations from participants in the New 4-H Extension Agents Training Program suggested that the training was informative, interactive, and responsive to participants' needs. This program is a potential model for other Extension programs that serve the professional development needs of new 4-H Extension faculty and staff.
Citation Information
Please use publisher's recommended citation. http://www.joe.org/joe/2007february/a3.php