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ERIC Number: ED349144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Insights and Implications from the Colorado Rural Revitalization Project, 1988-1991. A Final Evaluation Report.
Kincaid, James M., Jr.; Knop, Edward C.
This report describes and evaluates the Colorado Rural Revitalization Project (CRRP). CRRP was established in 1988 as an experimental approach to institutional collaboration to provide community development services among selected rural communities of less than 5,000 people. CRRP consisted of a partnership among rural Colorado communities, Colorado State University, the University of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. CRRP focused on delivery of leadership training and technical assistance and providing a programmatic framework for delivery of research and educational information to rural areas. Data for evaluation were collected through observations, questionnaires, interviews, and document reviews. This report includes information on: (1) project background; (2) the project review process; (3) lessons learned or confirmed in CRRP community work; (4) a central project on inter-institutional relations; and (5) selected observations and implications of value to community development educators and consultants. This report indicates that CRRP was successful in assisting most of the 47 participating rural communities to achieve worthwhile progress toward their local revitalization goals. In addition, participating state institutions gained knowledge about community work and inter-institutional work. The appendices provide documentation on the evaluation procedure and questionnaires. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Colorado State Dept. of Local Affairs, Denver.; Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Center for Rural Assistance.; Colorado Univ., Denver.
Note: For a related document, see ED 347 019.