ERIC Number: ED067321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Inner-City Pupil Mobility: The Cooperative Response of the Relocation Agency and the Public Elementary School. Final Report.
Mummert, Philip J.
The intention of the initial portion of the discussion is to show how residential displacement can affect the school child and why cooperative agency response is necessary. The major objectives of the research are twofold: 1) to determine the extent and nature of cooperation between elementary schools and relocation agencies in responding to the mobile child; and 2) to uncover the reasons for organization cooperation, or its absence--in terms of the particular traits of each organizational type. Organizational literature is used as a basis for conceptualizing the research design. Information used in the study was obtained through field interviews with the personnel of twelve schools and ten agencies providing relocation services in four cities: Detroit, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Milwaukee. Direct cooperative response to the mobile child by these two agencies was found to be virtually nil. However, certain relationships did occur between them. Organizational Properties of the public elementary school seemed to severely restrict any chances for the development of serious relations with the relocation agency. Findings suggest that public policy makers should give more serious thought to how human services can be planned and integrated so that they are fully responsive to the complex needs of the individual. (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison.