The study discussed here examines Extension professionals' perceived skills to practice Public Issues Education. Extension professionals who responded rated their skills moderately, regardless of years of experience. This is true for all experience levels, with each level of experience having certain skill strengths that might benefit others. Those designing Public Issues Education trainings and curriculum for Extension professionals should not presume that tenure or experience in Extension guarantees high skill levels to effectively practice Public issues Education. Further assessments are needed to determine more precisely what skills and what skill levels are to be included in future trainings.

Authors: 
Loretta Singletary et al
Short Description: 
The study discussed here examines Extension professionals' perceived skills to practice Public Issues Education.
Product Number: 
ORESU-R-04-026
Entry Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Length: 
6 pp.
Size and Format: 
8 1/2 x 11
Miscellaneous: 
Additional authors: Marilyn Smith, George Hill, and Patrick Corcoran
Source (Journal Article): 
Journal of Extension 42(6): article 2
Year of Publication: 
2004