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Promoting Transformative Learning: Extension Partnerships Focused on an Ethic of Caring
Journal of Extension
  • Nancy K. Franz, Iowa State University
  • Jerri Baumeister, United Way of Story County
  • Leslie Van Dyke, United Way of Story County
  • Barbara Wollan, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
12-1-2018
Abstract

Extension is known for creating educational environments conducive to the transformative learning required for people to change their perspectives and make better decisions in their lives. However, creating such environments is not easy. The complex Extension context often produces barriers to including program components that support transformative learning. Extension partnerships with nonprofits, government units, and businesses can reduce these barriers and enhance the potential for transformative learning by fostering caring program environments. A partnership between Extension and United Way exemplifies one model for developing programs focused on creating caring educational environments that encourage and sustain transformative learning.

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This article is published as Franz, N., Baumeister, J., Van Dyke, L., & Wollan, B. (2018). “Promoting Transformative Learning: extension partnerships focused on an ethic of caring” Journal of Extension, 56(7); 7FEA5. Posted with permission.

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Journal of Extension
Language
en
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application/pdf
Citation Information
Nancy K. Franz, Jerri Baumeister, Leslie Van Dyke and Barbara Wollan. "Promoting Transformative Learning: Extension Partnerships Focused on an Ethic of Caring" Journal of Extension Vol. 56 Iss. 7 (2018) p. 7FEA5
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/nancy_franz/77/