Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

12-2012

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Extension

Volume

50

Issue

6

Abstract

Extension is experiencing a trend toward closer alignment of its programs serving families and youth, notably Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Youth Development. Projects are more multidisciplinary and comprehensive than in the past, and, in many states, FCS and 4-HYD are also becoming more administratively integrated. Several reasons for this shift are recent developments in social science intervention theory, Extension budget reductions, and land-grant universities' longterm organizational strategies. We discuss implications for Extension faculty and the need to track and understand the restructuring process. Overall, the emphasis on collaboration and comprehensiveness provide opportunities for more effective Extension programming.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Extension, December 2012, 50(6): 6FEA1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Journal of Extension

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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