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Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development
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Volume 16, Issue 4 - Dec 2009
Volume 16, Issue 3 - Sep 2009
Volume 16, Issue 2 - Jun 2009
Volume 16, Issue 1 - Mar 2009
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Effectiveness Evaluation of the Education Program to Take Care of the Elderly in the Rural Area
Chae, Hye-Seon ; Yoon, Soon-Duck ; Lee, Gyung-Suk ; Kim, Hyo-Chel ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 1~20
The purpose of this study is to evaluate an education program to take care of the elderly in the rural area. The education program that includes 4 sessions are carried out in the community center. The 4 sessions are to understand rural elderly and volunteer role, help elderly's daily living, aid elderly to use welfare services and support the elderly's leisure. The subjects were 30 persons under 60 years of age living in Jangseong and Hoengsung villages. By paired t-test, knowledge on caring and the attitude for elderly and volunteer showed significant differences between before and after the education program. After the training, 66.7% of the subjects answered 'yes' to the question that asked whether they would like to participate in caring volunteer for neighboring elderly. Subjects's positively changed attitude can stimulate positive behavior that eventually enables them to provide high quality services. The satisfaction of the program showed high scores for contents, place and operation of education.
A Study on the Countermeasures of Agricultural Extension Service Agencies by Reorganization of Local Administrative System
Yoon, Eui-Young ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 21~49
There is a wide range of agreement for reorganization of administrative units. It is expected that regionalization of city governments and city-county consolidation would contribute to enhance efficiency of extension services and weaken citizen accessibility, responsiveness, and participation. Therefore, it is suggested that branch office of extension center should be provided to the isolated rural areas in order to maintain the appropriate level of services. Also, the relationship and linkage between the national/regional government and local extension centers should be reshaped by making current linkage system such as monthly Provincial Meeting and central-local association more effective. Establishment of agricultural database of each local region is needed to strengthen local extension center's role. Finally, extension service agency needs to consider to expand its function from the traditional extension services to a variety of 'rural issues.'
A Study on Agricultural Extension of Doi Chaang Coffee Complex in Thailand
Choe, Pyeong-Ik ; Kim, Myung-Hee ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 51~67
This study was carried out to investigate the major factors of the successful development of Doi Chaang Coffee Complex, Chiang Rai of Thailand. Data were gathered through field survey, library research and internet so on. Interviews were conducted with specialist, community leaders, board member of Doi Chaang Coffee Company from 14 to 19, January 2007. The major factors for the successful development observed were as follows: 1) Successful selection of crops and farming system(SALT) with regards of slopes and meteorological condition; 2) Leadership of the King of Thailand and the chief of Akha in terms of attitudinal change of hill-tribes in agriculture extension; 3) supporting by Royal Project Foundation; 4) Quality control through post harvest management by cooperative system; 5) Cooperation between the Coffee Producers' Cooperatives of Thailand and for the international Doi Chaang Coffee Corporation of Canada in terms of fair trade and so on.
Effect of Educational Program for Farmers on the Farmer's Income
Lim, Hyung-Baek ; Park, Ji-Young ; Lee, Geum-Ok ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 69~98
This study empirically studies the effects of Agricultural Technology Service Center's educational program for farmers on their incomes. The educational program for farmers has widely been managed in discourse and policy in Korea. In 2008, Agricultural Technology Service Center managed 88 educational program for farmers, where 6,409 farmers received a certificate. While there are important studies, most of them have concentrated on qualitative analysis and noneconomic effects to an educational program for farmers. This study tried to analyze whether or not there is an economic effect of an educational program for farmers, focusing on the relationship between the educational program for farmers and their income status. Multilevel models (or hierarchical linear models) were applied to this study. Multilevel model is a quantitative model of parameters that vary at more than one level and show hierarchical structures between levels. This study particularly accentuates that an educational program for farmers is more meaningful when it can raise farmers' incomes by region and by educational program for farmers.
Development and Effect Analysis of the Program for Business Competency Enhancement of Farms
Kim, Sa-Gyun ; Choe, Young-Chan ; Lee, Kwang-Won ; Cheong, Hoon-Hui ; Kim, Ye-Young ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 99~124
The purposes of this study were (1) to highlight the importance of farm management (2) to develop a profitable farm management system through the combination of agricultural techniques and business competencies (3) to shift management attitudes and habits of the program participants from being passive and dependent toward being proactive and self-disciplined (4) to help cultivate one's own life through self-consciousness participation in educational activities and lectures of celebrities. This research was conducted involving 30 farms that participated in the business program. The program imparted knowledge on vision, marketing, business skills, and management strategies such as cross strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats (swot) analysis, product life cycle (plc), the 4p(product, price, place, promotion) of marketing, etc. The study recommends: (1) to encourage farms to enhance their business competencies; (2) to find out solutions for urgent management problems (3) to construct a system for leading farms (www.lfcenter.com) and on-line communities and (4) to implement a profitable business model for leading farms. It was noted that the farms were eager to participate in such business programs. In the future, this kind of program should be promoted in other areas so that more farms could enhance their business competencies.
Effects of Multiple-Intelligence Activities Using English Children's Tales on the Linguistic Capacity of Children for Rural Areas
Min, Hyun-Jung ; Ham, Joung-Hyun ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 125~152
The objective of this study, which applies the multiple-disciplinary approach to the developmental characteristics of children, is to study and develop a class model that can be applied to actual kindergarten classes in rural area. For this purpose, this study proposes teaching and learning methodologies for children based on English children's tales to help make the English education of children more effective and efficient. Based on the findings, the following suggestions should be considered for improving the English-education class model for kindergartners for rural areas: First, various activities based on the multiple-intelligence approach are important methods of children-oriented education advanced by the Sixth Children's Curriculum, helping children grow their independence and creativity. Second, various activities developed by this study on the basis of the multiple-intelligence approach to promote children's reading, listening, speaking, and writing abilities helped children improve their linguistic capacities, improve creativity, and remain motivated, which was reinforced by the differences found between the test group and the control group.
The Factors to Promote Internet Knowledge Sharing: Based on Social Capital Theory and Self-Expression Concept
Han, Jin-Woo ; Yoo, Chul-Woo ; Choe, Young-Chan ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 153~180
The previous researches about knowledge sharing were proceeded in terms of KMS (Knowledge Management System) in center. However, knowledge sharing is recently applied to Internet space, which is open to every users, as well as KMS, which is qualified for restricted people. For example, some portal sites, such as Naver, the most popular portal in Korea, have virtual spaces to share users' knowledges and it is common that many users use the spaces. Knowledge sharing online, compared with KMS, will be more advanced to promote intention for knowledge sharing because of the character of Internet space that is open to all users. Nevertheless, there are few researches about knowledge sharing in the Internet. Considering this situation, this study is attempted to figure out the factors to promote Internet knowledge sharing, based on social capital theory and self-expression concept. A survey of experienced Internet user and PLS (Partial Least Square) were utilized for analysis. The test of this study reveals that social capital and self-expression are significant factors to influence knowledge sharing intention, and that also personal innovation and self-efficacy are significantly related to the self-expression. However, personal innovation does not have significant impact on social capital. According to the result, self-expression, as well as trust and system itself, has significantly effect on knowledge sharing intention in order to promote knowledge sharing in the Internet.
A Study on the Characteristics of Tourist to the Water Recreation Space on Sightseeing Agricultural Park in China
Yoon, Jun-Sang ; Lee, Kyung-Jin ; Piao, Yong-Ji ; Bae, Sung-Eui ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 181~200
Analysis of the Characteristics, Strengths, and Weaknesses of Innovation Diffusion Type in Rural Area
Choi, Sang-Ho ; Lee, Seong-Woo ;
Journal of Agricultural Extension & Community Development, volume 16, issue 1, 2009, Pages 201~235
This study analyzed the demographic characteristics, strengths and weaknesses related to information acquisition of local innovation diffusion types. This study use ordered probit model to find strengths and weaknesses of innovation diffusion type in rural area. The individual characteristics of 'formal extension type', 'situational reaction diffusion type', 'agriculturist connection type', and 'systematic approach type', all differentiated according to innovation diffusion type, were analyzed. Following Choi & Choe(2008), immediacy, accessibility, referability, applicability, and satisfaction were the highest in the situational reaction diffusion type, systematic approach type, formal extension type, and farmers connection type, in the order. And there existed organic contexts among individual characteristics. So this study tried to analyze strengths and weaknesses of innovation diffusion type with a focus on immediacy, which emerged as the most important variable in the process of interpreting innovation diffusion. And the strengths and weaknesses of each innovation diffusion type were presented.