The study discussed here examines Extension professionals' perceived skills to practice Public Issues Education. Extension professionals who responded rated their skills moderately, regardless of years of experience. This is true for all experience levels, with each level of experience having certain skill strengths that might benefit others. Those designing Public Issues Education trainings and curriculum for Extension professionals should not presume that tenure or experience in Extension guarantees high skill levels to effectively practice Public issues Education. Further assessments are needed to determine more precisely what skills and what skill levels are to be included in future trainings.
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Singletary, L., Smith, M., Hill, G., & Corcoran, P. (2004). Survey of Extension Professionals' Skill Levels Needed to Practice Public Issues Education. The Journal of Extension, 42(6), Article 13. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss6/13