An assessment of manpower and formal education needs in Extension in Costa Rica

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276890
Title:
An assessment of manpower and formal education needs in Extension in Costa Rica
Author:
Burhans, Jay Scot, 1955-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to assess the rural Extension manpower needs and the needs for formal education in Extension in Costa Rica. The study surveyed all current Extension professionals of the Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture Extension system to determine their educational qualifications, education in Extension, opinions regarding the educational qualifications needed to enter an Extension position and the levels of education appropriate for formal Extension education at time of the study and in 15 years and their perceptions of the current and future needs for Extension manpower in Costa Rica. Findings included: (1) all Extension professionals had a secondary level diploma and 55 percent held university level qualifications; (2) formal education was the most reported type of education in Extension; (3) twenty-five percent had neither formal education nor training in Extension; (4) the education qualifications needed and the levels of education appropriate for formal education in Extension were perceived as shifting upwards during the next 15 years; and (5) a 33 percent current and a 102 percent future increase in Extension manpower was perceived as necessary to meet clientele needs.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agricultural extension workers -- Training of -- Costa Rica.; Agricultural extension workers -- Costa Rica.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Education
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kalangi, Christopher

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAn assessment of manpower and formal education needs in Extension in Costa Ricaen_US
dc.creatorBurhans, Jay Scot, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBurhans, Jay Scot, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to assess the rural Extension manpower needs and the needs for formal education in Extension in Costa Rica. The study surveyed all current Extension professionals of the Costa Rican Ministry of Agriculture Extension system to determine their educational qualifications, education in Extension, opinions regarding the educational qualifications needed to enter an Extension position and the levels of education appropriate for formal Extension education at time of the study and in 15 years and their perceptions of the current and future needs for Extension manpower in Costa Rica. Findings included: (1) all Extension professionals had a secondary level diploma and 55 percent held university level qualifications; (2) formal education was the most reported type of education in Extension; (3) twenty-five percent had neither formal education nor training in Extension; (4) the education qualifications needed and the levels of education appropriate for formal education in Extension were perceived as shifting upwards during the next 15 years; and (5) a 33 percent current and a 102 percent future increase in Extension manpower was perceived as necessary to meet clientele needs.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural extension workers -- Training of -- Costa Rica.en_US
dc.subjectAgricultural extension workers -- Costa Rica.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Educationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKalangi, Christopheren_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335809en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22475214en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b1743743xen_US
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