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1. Khoshnaw, Yousif Khalid. A Study to Assess Needed Improvements and Barriers in Planning and Delivering Agricultural Extension Activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Degree: 2013, Texas A&M University

The purpose of this study was to assess planning and delivering agricultural extension activities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq for future program implementation. The study was a descriptive research and used a modified Delphi technique to identify needed improvements and highlight barriers in planning and delivering extension activities by the willingness of extension workers. The population of the study was 50 MOAWR purposely selected government employees consisted of 10 extension experts, 15 extension administrators, and 25 extension agents. The study used three rounds web-based survey questionnaires. In Round I, the panelists were responded to two open ended questions to identify needed improvements and barriers in planning and delivering extension activities. The gathered information from Round I was examined, organized, and combined to create the second questionnaire for Round II. In Round II, the panelists were indicated their levels of agreement or disagreement about each needed improvement and barrier. The study employed a six-Likert scale with 1=?Strongly Agree?, 2=?Agree?, 3=?Somewhat Agree?, 4=?Somewhat Disagree?, 5=?Disagree?, and 6=?Strongly Disagree?. The needed improvements and barriers that received two-thirds of agreement (numbers 1 and 2 in the six-point Likert scale) were used to create the third questionnaire for Round III. In Round III, panelists were developed consensus by rating the statements that received two-third agreement in Round II. Equally, the same Round II six-point Likert scale was used in Round III. The result findings of the study were revealed to the demands of extension policy implementation in the region. The results of the study were summarized in three overall implementation theme areas: community based program development, building capacity program, and institutional structuring and three distinct research areas: leadership in extension, personal traits of extension agents, and external communication. Furthermore, the results of the study provided key points and details for each implementation theme and distinct research area. Advisors/Committee Members: Ripley, Jeffery (advisor), Wingenbach, Gary (committee member), Ramsey, Shawn (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Delphi Study; Agricultural Extension; Agricultural Education; Kurdistan Region; Extension System; Extension Policy; Planning Extension Activities

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APA (6th Edition):

Khoshnaw, Y. K. (2013). A Study to Assess Needed Improvements and Barriers in Planning and Delivering Agricultural Extension Activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/151060

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Khoshnaw, Yousif Khalid. “A Study to Assess Needed Improvements and Barriers in Planning and Delivering Agricultural Extension Activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.” 2013. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/151060.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Khoshnaw, Yousif Khalid. “A Study to Assess Needed Improvements and Barriers in Planning and Delivering Agricultural Extension Activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.” 2013. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Khoshnaw YK. A Study to Assess Needed Improvements and Barriers in Planning and Delivering Agricultural Extension Activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2013. [cited 2019 Jun 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/151060.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Khoshnaw YK. A Study to Assess Needed Improvements and Barriers in Planning and Delivering Agricultural Extension Activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/151060

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Texas A&M University

2. Antilley, Teri J. The Relationship of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Instructors? Evaluated Competencies to the Self-Perceived Competencies of Youth and Adult Participants.

Degree: 2015, Texas A&M University

The purpose of this study was to determine if participants of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Program, from 2006 through 2014, perceived increases in learning and competency. In addition, the relationship of the horsemanship school instructors? evaluated competencies with the self-perceived learning and competency of youth and adult participants was tested. A non-random, purposive sample of 37 different instructor teams, comprised of 58 different, individual instructors (53 female, 5 male), were evaluated, along with participants at 202 of the 239 horsemanship schools, resulting in a non-random, purposive sample of 2,701 completed questionnaires. Evaluations were grouped by county and year and compared to the scores of instructor teams who taught those groups. Questionnaires were analyzed for both all ages of participants and 4-H age (8-19) only. Analysis of data revealed that all participants perceived an increase in learning (M = 3.89, SD = 0.54) and competency (M = 3.90, SD = 0.50) after completing the horsemanship school. When analyzed separately, data with only 4-H ages indicated that participant learning and competency increased as rider age increased (p < 0.01). Data showed no significant relationships among instructor teams? competency (pattern and speaking scores) and participants? learning and competency, either of all ages or 4-H ages only; however, significant positive relationships (p < 0.01) were found between instructors? pattern and speaking scores, as well as between participants? learning and competency. No significant relationship was seen between instructor teams? scores on a specific horsemanship maneuver and the degree of perceived learning in the participants they taught on that same horsemanship maneuver. When participants of all ages were analyzed, data indicated that learning declined (p < 0.05) as instructors taught more schools. Additionally, analysis of data pointed to a decline in learning (p < 0.05) of participants of all ages, as the instructor got older, and when reviewing participants of 4-H age only, data revealed that both learning (p < 0.01) and competency (p < 0.05) were negatively related to instructor age. These results could be a starting point for future studies of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Program. Analysis of data revealed that all participants perceived an increase in learning (M = 3.89, SD = 0.54) and competency (M = 3.90, SD = 0.50) after completing the horsemanship school. When analyzed separately, data with only 4-H ages indicated that participant learning and competency increased as rider age increased (p < 0.01). Data showed no significant relationships among instructor teams? competency (pattern and speaking scores) and participants? learning and competency, either of all ages or 4-H ages only; however, significant positive relationships (p < 0.01) were found between instructors? pattern and speaking scores, as well as between participants? learning and competency. No significant relationship was seen… Advisors/Committee Members: Cummings, Scott (advisor), Briers, Gary (committee member), Ripley, Jeffery (committee member), Sigler, Dennis (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: 4-H; competency; Extension; horse; horsemanship; instructor; life skills; program evaluation; technical skills; youth

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APA (6th Edition):

Antilley, T. J. (2015). The Relationship of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Instructors? Evaluated Competencies to the Self-Perceived Competencies of Youth and Adult Participants. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155468

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Antilley, Teri J. “The Relationship of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Instructors? Evaluated Competencies to the Self-Perceived Competencies of Youth and Adult Participants.” 2015. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155468.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Antilley, Teri J. “The Relationship of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Instructors? Evaluated Competencies to the Self-Perceived Competencies of Youth and Adult Participants.” 2015. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Antilley TJ. The Relationship of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Instructors? Evaluated Competencies to the Self-Perceived Competencies of Youth and Adult Participants. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2015. [cited 2019 Jun 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155468.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Antilley TJ. The Relationship of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Summer Horsemanship School Instructors? Evaluated Competencies to the Self-Perceived Competencies of Youth and Adult Participants. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/155468

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

3. Sandlin, M'Randa Ruth. Desired Competencies of Employees on International Agricultural Development Projects as Indicated by Project Managers: A Qualitative Study.

Degree: 2011, Texas A&M University

International agricultural development institutions previously hired employees based on their technical expertise, and, with little to no formal training in development, were sent to live abroad with one goal: implement the project. Since the development of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000, a spotlight has been placed on the development industry as a whole, and calls for world-wide accountability. The purpose of this study was to identify the desired competencies of project employees on international agricultural development projects as determined by experienced project managers. The population (N=8) for this study were all current or past project managers of international agricultural development projects. The participants engaged in an interview with the researcher, or chose to complete a questionnaire via email or standard mail. The same questions were presented in both situations. The researcher analyzed the data using the constant comparative qualitative method. The finding of this study identified competencies and categorized them into the following domains: cultural awareness, technical training, communication and interpersonal skills, attitudes and behaviors, experience, and organizational skills. The implications this study affect the curriculum development and content of higher education institutions, the hiring and evaluation process of international agricultural development institutions, and self-competency evaluation of potential employees of international agricultural development projects. It is the recommendation of the researcher that further studies be conducted to determine if the value of these competencies differ as per the location of the development project. It is also recommended that institutions of higher education, development institutions, and beneficiaries collaborate to provide opportunities for practical application of knowledge to future and current employees of international agricultural development. Advisors/Committee Members: Shinn, Glen C. (advisor), Larke, Jr., Alvin (committee member), Reed, David W. (committee member), Ripley, Jeffery (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Competencies; Domains; Cultural Awareness; Technical Training; Communication and Interpersonal Skills; Attitudes and Behaviors; Experience; Organizational Skills; International Agricultural Development

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APA (6th Edition):

Sandlin, M. R. (2011). Desired Competencies of Employees on International Agricultural Development Projects as Indicated by Project Managers: A Qualitative Study. (Thesis). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7794

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sandlin, M'Randa Ruth. “Desired Competencies of Employees on International Agricultural Development Projects as Indicated by Project Managers: A Qualitative Study.” 2011. Thesis, Texas A&M University. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7794.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sandlin, M'Randa Ruth. “Desired Competencies of Employees on International Agricultural Development Projects as Indicated by Project Managers: A Qualitative Study.” 2011. Web. 20 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Sandlin MR. Desired Competencies of Employees on International Agricultural Development Projects as Indicated by Project Managers: A Qualitative Study. [Internet] [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2011. [cited 2019 Jun 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7794.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Sandlin MR. Desired Competencies of Employees on International Agricultural Development Projects as Indicated by Project Managers: A Qualitative Study. [Thesis]. Texas A&M University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2010-05-7794

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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