ERIC Number: ED339090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Interagency Relationships on the Educational Institution: The Leadville Center Project.
The impact of interagency relationships on the educational institution is explored in this paper, which focuses on the Leadville Center Project experience. The project was an interagency effort in which the Leadville Center, housed in a former elementary school building, provided day care and coordinated social services in an economically stricken area of Colorado. The purpose of the study was to determine to what extent the Center and the Leadville School System had approximated the visions of Kirst (1990) and Cunningham (1990). Their views, respectively, were that public schools, to survive, must become a hub for comprehensive student services, and that to do so would require that schools undergo a transformation. Methodology was based on key informant interviews with a total of 22 teachers, principals, counselors, the center director, and the school superintendent. Findings suggest that the project has not transformed the school system, which continues to focus on its academic mission, and that the project has successfully achieved its goals. That the project was driven by practical rather than theoretical issues indicates the influence of economic climate on program acceptance and raises questions about the feasibility of similar efforts nationwide. (7 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Leadville County School District CO
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (El Paso, TX, October 31-November 1, 1991).