Works (54)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 01:30

2023 journal article

Critical Competencies of 4-H Camp Staff for Achieving High Performance

JOURNAL OF EXTENSION, 61(2).

By: L. Jeuck n, K. Jayaratne n, M. Stumpf-Downing n, H. Edwards n & K. Mckee n

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 18, 2023

2023 journal article

Educational Needs of North Carolina Non-industrial Private Forest Landowners and Barriers to Meeting These Needs

JOURNAL OF EXTENSION, 61(1).

By: R. Bardon n, K. Peters n, R. Parajuli n & K. Jayaratne n

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 3, 2023

2023 journal article

Toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Outreach and Engagement in Extension Education: Expert Consensus on Barriers and Strategies

JOURNAL OF EXTENSION, 61(1).

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 3, 2023

2021 journal article

Early-Career Challenges of Youth Development Extension Educators and Effective Strategies

SUSTAINABILITY, 13(16).

By: K. Jayaratne n, D. Collins* & S. McCollum n

author keywords: 4-H youth development; extension educators; early-career challenges; strategies; onboarding training
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 7, 2021

2021 journal article

What Does it Take to Lead Extension Master Gardener Volunteers?

Journal of Extension, 59(Summer 2021).

By: C. Glen n, K. Jayaratne n, G. Moore n, L. Bradley n & H. Edwards n

Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: November 23, 2021

2020 journal article

Evaluation capacity building in the nonformal education context: Challenges and strategies

EVALUATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING, 79.

author keywords: Evaluation capacity building; Challenges; Strategies; Nonformal education; Delphi study
MeSH headings : Capacity Building / organization & administration; Capacity Building / standards; Delphi Technique; Humans; Leadership; Organizational Culture; Program Evaluation / methods; Time Factors; United States; Universities / organization & administration; Universities / standards; Work Engagement
TL;DR: A Delphi study with evaluation specialists in the United States' Cooperative Extension Service developed a consensus on the most pervasive ECB challenges as well as the most useful strategies for overcoming ECB challenges. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 8, 2020

2020 journal article

Evaluation competencies and challenges faced by early career extension professionals: developing a competency model through consensus building

JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION & EXTENSION, 26(2), 183–201.

author keywords: Program evaluation; competency development; comparative study; professional development; in-service training; extension education
TL;DR: This study is the first study to compare early-career extension program evaluation challenges with a relevant evaluation competency model and presents the US Extension Evaluation Specialists’ national consensus of the core program evaluation competencies for extension professionals. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 22, 2021

2020 journal article

Expanding evaluator competency research: Exploring competencies for program evaluation using the context of non-formal education

EVALUATION AND PROGRAM PLANNING, 79.

author keywords: Evaluator competency; Context effect; Delphi study; Maturity of the profession; Expert consensus
MeSH headings : Delphi Technique; Education, Professional / organization & administration; Education, Professional / standards; Humans; Problem-Based Learning; Professional Competence / standards; Program Evaluation / methods; Program Evaluation / standards
TL;DR: This work used a modified three-round Delphi technique to identify evaluator competencies for non-formal educators in Cooperative Extension (CE) that were considered important to be included in evaluation capacity building efforts and categorized them into the five competencies proposed by the American Evaluation Association. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: May 8, 2020

2016 journal article

Making evaluation work for you: Ideas for deriving multiple benefits from evaluation

Journal of Extension (Online), 54(1). http://www.joe.org/joe/2016february/iw1.php

By: K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 10, 2019

2016 journal article

North Carolina chefs who cultivate restaurant gardens: A population with a hunger for extension information

Journal of Extension (Online), 54(6). https://joe.org/joe/2016december/tt7.php

By: K. Sommerfeld, J. Bruce, J. Jayaratne, B. Chapman & C. Gunter

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 28, 2019

2016 journal article

Planning, delivering, and evaluating an extension in-service training program for developing local food systems: Lessons learned

Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 4(2), 1–19. http://media.wix.com/ugd/c8fe6e_3633e1c2b3ed4f6c98c2e75d3c5d649b.pdf

By: J. Lelekacs, J. Bloom, K. Jayaratne, B. Leach, T. Wymore & C. Mitchell

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 10, 2019

2016 journal article

Tools for formative evaluation: Gathering the information necessary for program improvement

Journal of Extension (Online), 54(1). http://www.joe.org/joe/2016february/tt2.php

By: K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 28, 2019

2015 journal article

Challenges and opportunities in developing the student farm as an educational resource: A nationwide Delphi study on student farms

NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Journal, 59(2), 96–103.

By: S. Ratasky, M. Schroeder-Moreno, K. Jayaratne, L. Bradley, J. Grossman & D. Orr

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 28, 2019

2015 journal article

Cost effectiveness ratio: Evaluation tool for comparing the effectiveness of similar extension programs

Journal of Extension (Online), 53(6). http://www.joe.org/joe/2015december/pdf/JOE_v53_6tt3.pdf

By: K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 28, 2019

2015 journal article

In-service Training Needs of Agriculture Teachers for Preparing Them to Be Effective in the 21st Century

Journal of Agricultural Education, 56(4), 47–58.

By: R. Davis & K. Jayaratne

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 15, 2019

2015 journal article

Use of Song as an Effective Teaching Strategy for Nutrition Education in Older Adults

Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics, 34(1), 22–33.

By: J. McClelland n, K. Jayaratne n & C. Bird n

MeSH headings : Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Education, Nonprofessional / methods; Elder Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / ethnology; Female; Food Assistance; Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice; Humans; Male; Music Therapy; North Carolina; Nutrition Policy; Nutritional Sciences / education; Patient Education as Topic; Poverty; Singing; United States; United States Department of Agriculture
TL;DR: A randomized controlled design was used to determine whether singing an educational song would result in increased nutrition knowledge in a low-income population of older adults compared to a control group of similar adults who did not sing the song. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 15, 2019

2014 journal article

A Look at What Influences the Leadership of Agricultural and Extension Education Department Heads

Journal of Leadership Education, 13(1), 57–74.

By: K. Ingerson n, J. Bruce, J. Jayaratne n & M. Kistler n

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 15, 2019

2014 journal article

A framework for integrating and managing expectations of multiple stakeholder groups in a collaborative partnership

Journal of Extension (Online), 52(3). http://www.joe.org/joe/2014june/iw6.php

By: J. Diaz, K. Jayaratne, R. Bardon & D. Hazel

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 10, 2019

2014 journal article

Characteristics and motivational factors of effective Extension advisory leaders: Implications for building strong Extension advisory councils

Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(3), 32–44. http://media.wix.com/ugd/c8fe6e_e058fa5a17b548969a55005aa78dfffa.pdf

By: J. Kish, K. Jayaratne, J. Flowers & M. Kistler

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2014 journal article

Engaging learners through collaborative learning: Leadership development of County Extension Directors and lessons learned

Journal of Extension, 52(2). http://www.joe.org/joe/2014april/a2.php

By: P. Sobrero & K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2014 chapter

Evaluation of Integrated Pest Management Interventions: Challenges and alternatives

In D. Pimentel & R. Peshin (Eds.), Integrated Pest management: Pesticide problems (Vol. 3, pp. 433–470). Netherlands: Springer.

By: K. Jayaratne

Ed(s): D. Pimentel & R. Peshin

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 10, 2019

2014 journal article

Extension educators’ perceptions about the NC 10% Local Food Campaign: Impacts, challenges, and alternatives

Journal of Extension, 52(2). http://www.joe.org/joe/2014april/a7.php

By: K. Ingerson, K. Jayaratne, T. Wymore & N. Creamer

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2014 journal article

Grazing Winter Rye Cover Crop in a Cotton No-Till System: Yield and Economics

Agronomy Journal, 106(3), 1041.

By: H. Schomberg*, D. Fisher*, D. Reeves*, D. Endale*, R. Raper*, K. Jayaratne n, G. Gamble*, M. Jenkins

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (Web of Science)
13. Climate Action (Web of Science)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 15, 2019

2014 journal article

Identification of current proficiency level of Extension competencies and the competencies needed for Extension agents to be successful in the 21st century

Journal of Human Sciences and Extension, 2(1), 71–89. http://media.wix.com/ugd/c8fe6e_53ea61c582994033af7c961b1c4fcd7d.pdf

By: D. Lakai, K. Jayaratne, G. Moore & M. Kistler

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2014 journal article

Scholarship perceptions of academic department heads: Implications for promoting faculty community engagement scholarship

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 18(1), 123–151.

By: P. Sobrero & K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2014 journal article

Teaching basic cooking skills: Evaluation of the North Carolina Extension Cook Smart Eat Smart Program

Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, 106(1), 39–46.

By: C. Dunn, K. Jayaratne, K. Baughman & K. Levine

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2014 journal article

Use of demonstration gardens in Extension: Challenges and benefits

Journal of Extension, 52(4), 4–6. http://www.joe.org/joe/2014august/a6.php

By: C. Glen, G. Moore, K. Jayaratne & L. Bradley

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2014 journal article

Using Synchronous Distance-Education Technology to Deliver a Weight Management Intervention

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(6), 602–609.

By: C. Dunn n, L. Whetstone*, K. Kolasa*, K. Jayaratne n, C. Thomas*, S. Aggarwal n, K. Nordby n, K. Riley

author keywords: adult; body mass index; Internet; obesity; overweight
MeSH headings : Adult; Body Mass Index; Cohort Studies; Combined Modality Therapy; Diet, Reducing; Education, Distance; Feasibility Studies; Female; Humans; Internet; Male; Motivation; Motor Activity; North Carolina; Nutrition Policy; Nutritional Sciences / education; Obesity / diet therapy; Obesity / therapy; Overweight / diet therapy; Overweight / therapy; Patient Education as Topic; Self Efficacy; Telemedicine; Weight Loss
TL;DR: Synchronous online delivery could be employed with no loss to improvements in BMI, weight, and waist circumference and the feasibility of using synchronous distance-education technology to deliver a weight management program is demonstrated. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Application of crossover design for conducting rigorous Extension evaluations

Journal of Extension, 51(2). http://www.joe.org/joe/2013april/tt1.php

By: K. Jayaratne, C. Bird & J. McClelland

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2013 journal article

Characteristics of Extension demonstration gardens

Journal of Extension, 51(2). http://www.joe.org/joe/2013april/rb8.php

By: C. Glen, G. Moore, K. Jayaratne & L. Bradley

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2013 journal article

Delivering a Behavior-Change Weight Management Program to Teachers and State Employees in North Carolina

American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(6), 378–383.

By: C. Dunn n, L. Whetstone, K. Kolasa, K. Jayaratne, C. Thomas, S. Aggarwal*, C. Herget, A. Rogers

author keywords: Weight Management; Worksite; Mindfulness; Behavior Change; Prevention Research
MeSH headings : Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Body Mass Index; Diet, Reducing; Faculty; Female; Health Promotion / organization & administration; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; North Carolina; State Government; Surveys and Questionnaires; Young Adult
TL;DR: This project demonstrated the feasibility of implementing a behavior change–based weight management program at the worksite to achieve positive outcomes related to weight, blood pressure, healthy eating, and physical activity behaviors. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 chapter

IPM extension: A global overview

In D. P. Abrol (Ed.), Integrated pest management: Current concepts and ecological perspectives (pp. 493–530). San Diego, CA: Elsevier.

By: R. Peshin, K. Jayaratne & R. Sharma

Ed(s): D. Abrol

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2013 journal article

Nutrition education brings behavior and knowledge change in limited-resource older adults

Journal of Extension, 51(2). http://www.joe.org/joe/2013april/a1.php

By: J. McClelland, K. Jayaratne & C. Bird

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: December 5, 2020

2012 journal article

Barriers and effective educational strategies to develop Extension Agents' professional competencies

Journal of Extension, 50(4). https://archives.joe.org/joe/2012august/rb1.php

By: D. Lakai, K. Jayaratne, G. Moore & M. Kistler

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 14, 2021

2012 journal article

Landowners' knowledge, attitudes, and aspirations towards woody biomass markets in North Carolina

Journal of Extension (Online), 50(4). http://www.joe.org/joe/2012august/a9.php

By: J. Shaw, D. Hazel, R. Bardon & K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: July 10, 2019

2011 journal article

Effects of a behavior-based weight management program delivered through a state Cooperative Extension and local Public Health Department network, North Carolina, 2008-2009

Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(4), A81. http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2011/jul/10_0160.htm

By: L. Whetstone, K. Kolasa, C. Dunn, K. Jayaratne, S. Vodicka, L. Schneider, C. Thomas, M. van Staveren, S. Aggarwal, C. Lackey

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 14, 2021

2010 journal article

Agrosecurity awareness curriculum design, delivery and evaluation with first responders to agricultural and food emergencies

Food Protection Trends, 30(6), 340–345.

By: J. Harrison, R. Hamilton & K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 14, 2021

2010 journal article

Evaluating a New and Aspiring County Extension Director Leadership Education Program

Journal of Leadership Education, 9(1), 17–35.

By: K. Jayaratne n, M. Owen & D. Jones

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 27, 2019

2010 journal article

Factors Affecting the Global Mindedness of Extension Agents: Implications for Building Global Awareness of Extension Agents

Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education, 17(1), 59–67.

By: D. Smith, K. Jayaratne, G. Moore, M. Kistler & D. Smith

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 27, 2019

2010 journal article

Identifying Confidence Levels and Instructional Strategies of High School Agricultural Education Teachers When Working with Students with Special Needs

Journal of Agricultural Education, 51(2), 90–101.

By: K. Stair, G. Moore, B. Wilson, B. Croom* & K. Jayaratne

Contributors: K. Stair, G. Moore, B. Wilson, D. Croom & K. Jayaratne

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: June 15, 2019

2010 journal article

Practical application of aspiration as an outcome indicator in Extension evaluation

Journal of Extension, 48(2). https://archives.joe.org/joe/2010april/tt1.php

By: K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 14, 2021

2009 journal article

Challenges, alternatives, and educational strategies in reaching limited income audiences

Journal of Extension, 47(6).

By: L. Benavente, K. Jayaratne & L. Jones

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2009 chapter

Evaluation Research: Methodologies for Evaluation of IPM Programs

In Integrated Pest Management: Dissemination and Impact (pp. 31–78).

By: R. Peshin*, K. Jayaratne & G. Singh

TL;DR: The purpose of this chapter is to provide basic knowledge to the personnel involved in the evaluation about concept and purpose of evaluation, and appropriate research methods for conducting IPM evaluation studies. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 27, 2019

2009 journal article

Impact evaluation of food safety self-study extension programs: Do changes in knowledge relate to changes in behavior of program participants?

Journal of Extension, 47(3).

By: K. Jayaratne, J. Harrison & D. Bales

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2009 journal article

Impact evaluation of integrated Extension programs: Lessons learned from the community gardening program

Journal of Extension, 47(3).

By: K. Jayaratne, L. Bradley & E. Driscoll

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2008 journal article

A user-friendly evaluation resource kit for Extension Agents delivering financial education programs

Journal of Extension, 46(1).

By: K. Jayaratne, A. Lyons & L. Palmer

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2008 journal article

Financial education and program evaluation for Extension professionals: From research to practical application

Journal of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 3, 29–35.

By: A. Lyons, K. Jayaratne & L. Palmer

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2007 journal article

A practical tool for the evaluation of extension programs presented to older adults

Journal of Extension, 45(6).

By: K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2007 magazine article

How to become an effective consumer of research in agricultural education?

The Agricultural Education Magazine, 79(5), 10–12.

By: K. Jayaratne

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2006 journal article

Are We Making the Grade? A National Overview of Financial Education and Program Evaluation

Journal of Consumer Affairs, 40(2), 208–235.

By: A. Lyons*, L. Palmer*, K. Jayaratne* & E. Scherpf*

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 27, 2019

2006 book

Financial Education Program Evaluation Manual

Denver, CO: National Endowment for Financial Education.

By: K. Jayaratne, A. Lyons & L. Palmer

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2005 journal article

A simple method to evaluate series- type Extension programs

Journal of Extension, 43(2).

By: K. Jayaratne, C. Crawley & G. Hanula

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

2005 journal article

Walk-A-Weigh fights obesity: Impact evaluation of a nutrition and exercise program

Research Journal of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, 5–8.

By: K. Jayaratne, C. Crawley & G. Hanula

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: March 19, 2022

1998 journal article

Effects Of Restructuring On The Job Performance Of Extension Educators: Implications For In-Service Training

Journal of Agricultural Education, 39(4), 45–52.

By: K. Jayaratne & J. Gamon

Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 15, 2019

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