ERIC Number: ED240190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Collaborative for Alabama Urban School Educators. Final Report.
Scott, Marie; Guy, R. Meade
The major purpose of Project CAUSE (Collaborative for Alabama Urban School Educators) as explained in section I of this report was to get educators in the Birmingham and Mobile school systems, in the Alabama State Department of Education, and in the Appalachia Educational Laboratory to (1) collaborate in identifying and solving problems; and (2) consider research and development (R & D) as a vital and practical source of support for local improvement efforts. Year 1 (1981-82) of the project was devoted to the planning and establishment of meaningful patterns of cooperation between educators in the member agencies. Year 2 (1982-83) was to have been the first of several implementation years but was the only operational year funded. Sections II, III, and IV present, in chart form, a review of major Project CAUSE accomplishments and show that most objectives were met or exceeded. Especially significant is said to have been the collaboration achieved between the Birmingham and Mobile urban school systems. Section V (prepared by Thomas P. Ryan), provides a descriptive summary of major events of the implementation year, a tentative assessment of some project outcomes, and suggestions for a follow-up study. Together with Section VI, it provides additional insights into and implications for the development of viable collaborative relationships and/or the building of a school district's capacity to make local improvements through the use of R & D information. Appendices contain minutes from CAUSE policy meetings, a summary of a CAUSE conference, policy meeting evaluation materials, dissemination conference agendas and evaluation forms, and questionnaires for the proposed follow-up. (CMG)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Utilization, Interdistrict Policies, Problem Solving, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research and Development, State Departments of Education, State School District Relationship, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery. Div. of Legislative Relations and Research.
Note: Pages 27-52 have small broken type.