ERIC Number: ED235983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Partnership for Rural Improvement: New Dimensions. Annual Report 1980-1981.
Hagood, Richard A.
In 1980-1981, extended funding from the Kellogg Foundation and a total budget of $561,316 allowed the Partnership for Rural Improvement (PRI) to add to its program while continuing to emphasize project development, organizational development, interorganizational coordination, and training and education. PRI began to use task forces as a method of organizing educators, public officials, and citizens into teams to address issues of region-wide concern. They also awarded seven community service fellowships to encourage university, community college, or other agency personnel to give intensive short-term input into task force projects. PRI established a community action demonstration program in the Moses Lake School District as a means of increasing the capacity of rural communities to solve problems and realize opportunities through a coordinated system of community education. To test the transferability of PRI into another setting and to develop an appropriate model diffusion strategy, the PRI model was transferred into the Walla Walla Community College District. Finally PRI used two student interns in an effort to prepare a broader range of professionals who can contribute to rural improvement. In 1981-1982, PRI expected to refine and expand its new areas of concentration and to focus on necessary new management practices. (SB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Education, Community Services, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Economic Climate, Fellowships, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Linking Agents, Models, Organizational Development, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Agencies, Rural Areas, Rural Population, Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Rural Improvement, Pullman, WA.
Identifiers: Partnership for Rural Improvement; Task Force Approach; Walla Walla Community College WA; Washington
Note: For related documents, see ED 142 358, ED 162 787, ED 209 036, ED 214 729, ED 219 197 and RC 014 430-431.