EVALUATING TRAINING COURSES OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION WORKERS IN DUHOK PROVINCE AND 1TS RELATION WITH SOME VARIABLES
Mesopotamia Journal of Agriculture,
2013, Volume 41, Issue 1, Pages 1-8
AbstractThe study aimed at determining the level of training form the trainees point of view in general, in each dimension of evaluation, and determining the differences in training level according to trainee's some characteristics. The population included all the agric. extension workers in Duhok who were participated in training courses held at the extension training center of Malta during 2008–2009. A random sample of trainees consisted of 85 out of 242 was selected and the data was collected through a questionnaire after testing its Validity and reliability, and then analyzed by using means, Mann–Whitney test, and kruskal–Wallis test. The results showed that the level of training level was high, and the dimension of trainers efficiency occupied the first rank order while the dimension of training methods and aids occupied the last rank order. Also the results revealed that there were no significant differences in the level of training according to educational qualification of the trainees, years of extension employment, previous training, vocational embition, and the desire to change. The researchers recommend the necesity of using variant training methods and A. V. aids and conduct other studies to evaluate farmers training by using a variety of evaluation methods.
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