ERIC Number: ED161571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Partnership for Rural Improvement. Annual Report, 1977-78 for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Fernandez, Richard R.; Hagood, Richard A.
Now completing its second year, the Partnership for Rural Improvement (PRI) is a four year rural development program funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Its fundamental purpose is the development of a linkage system connecting the research and development of knowledge about rural improvement with the dissemination and use of that knowledge. The first year of the project was used to build agreements which solidified an organizational structure among participating public service agencies, educational institutions, and elected officials; the second year implemented the structure through local and regional projects and began organizational development within institutions of higher education to insure the program's future. This second annual report is divided into four sections: (1) Program Development, which describes activities in PRI's four program areas of organizational development, interorganizational coordination, project development, and education and materials development; (2) Program Analysis, which discusses participants' experiences in creating significant models for rural improvement; (3) Financial Management, which lists expenditures of grant funds and the anticipated budget, and (4) Future Directions, which states goals and objectives for the coming year, e.g., identifying things learned from rural planning experiences and emphasizing development of testable hypotheses. (DS)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Community Development, Community Organizations, Community Planning, Community Services, Educational Programs, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Program Costs, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, Public Schools, Research Utilization, Rural Development, Rural Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Rural Improvement, Pullman, WA.
Identifiers: Partnership for Rural Improvement; Washington