ERIC Number: ED218792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Impacts of Oil Shale Development on Education in the Uintah Basin. A Report on a Community Based Approach to Education Planning in Communities Facing Rapid Growth.
Lindberg, Denise P.
Three counties in eastern Utah's Uintah Basin face the likelihood of rapid growth because of planned oil shale and tar sands development in the area. This seven-part report describes a federally-funded, community-based project to plan for expected impacts of the energy developments on Uintah Basin education. After an introductory overview, the second section outlines the oil shale and tar sands projects, connected developments, constraints on the projects, and projected trends in total and school-age population growth. Section 3 discusses related projections of educational needs, involving facilities, financing, staffing, curriculum, student turnover, special services, and relationships between new and old residents. Section 4 describes the community-based education planning project, including its establishment of a representative community planning structure, mobilization of resources, and development of a planning process and planning abilities. Projected impacts of energy development on K-12, preschool, and postsecondary education in Utah's Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah counties are presented in sections 5 and 6, along with the responses proposed by the community-based planners. Section 7 summarizes and evaluates the planning project. Five appendices provide charts of projected development impacts under various scenarios and copies of planning project documents. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.; Utah State Energy Office, Salt Lake City.
Authoring Institution: Uintah School District, Vernal, UT.; Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Community Education.
Identifiers: Boomtowns; Daggett School District UT; Duchesne School District UT; Uintah School District UT; Utah (Uintah Basin)
Note: Utah Energy Office Consulting Agreement No. 81-6168. Some tables and figures, and sections of Appendix A, may reproduce poorly due to blurred print of original document.