National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
An Experiment to Transform the Orientation of an Urban Youth Service [microform] : A Case Study. Extension Studies 59 / Paul L. Stephenson and J. John Harris, III
Bib ID 5300634
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Stephenson, Paul L
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
24 p. 
Summary

This study investigates an experiment undertaken by the Cooperative Extension Service of The Pennsylvania State University and the Christian Street Urban 4H Center in Philadelphia to transform the "provider" orientation of a youth service. The "provider' orientation addresses needs as they are perceived and defined by the providers of services. It was hoped that goals, structures, and processes of operation of the Urban Center could be defined in accordance with the perceptions, interests, values, and concerns of both the Urban 4H providers and the community--via a Community Committee. This analysis of the 4H experiment is based on data from: (1) over 25 focused interviews and informal discussions with key members of extension staff, youngsters enrolled in 4H, and people in the community, and (2) participant observation of approximately five meetings of the Community Committee and over 20 relevant meetings of the 4H staff. This study covers an eight month period, from the inauguration of the 4H Center in July 1974, through a process of internal committee development, to a stage of tension between the Community Committee and 4H by early March 1975. The main facts of the history of the Community Committee serve as background for the analysis of the unforseen problrms which influenced the outcome. (Author/JM)

Notes

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Case Studies.  |  Community Involvement.  |  Extension Agents.  |  Extension Education.  |  Goal Orientation.  |  Organizational Change.  |  Staff Orientation.  |  Staff Role.  |  Urban Extension.  |  Urban Youth.  |  Voluntary Agencies.  |  Youth Agencies.  |  Youth Programs.  |  Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Harris, J. John, author  |  Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Cooperative Extension Service
Available From ERIC 

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    mc 2253 ED120285 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
    This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.