ERIC Number: ED170072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
An Analysis of the Staffing, Organizational Placement, and General Administration of the Title I Migrant Education Program of the U.S. Office of Education.
National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
The operation and administration of the Title I Migrant Education Program was reviewed utilizing previous private and public audits, studies, evaluations and/or reports, and interviews with federal officials in the Office of Education (OE) and other individuals knowledgeable about the program. Focus of the review was on two factors that effect the program's administration: staffing and the organizational placement of the Migrant Branch (MB) within OE. Staffing was examined in terms of the number of staff in the Branch, their responsibilities, and whether the functions were being performed in an effective and efficient manner. Organizational placement of the MB within OE was assessed to determine its effect on the program's implementation. Among the review's findings were that: the number of staff in the MB was inadequate compared to the program's fiscal and administrative responsibilities; OE had failed to provide necessary resources to the Migrant Program; local project summaries were not being reviewed and analyzed on a regular and systematic basis, thus wasting much programmatic knowledge; the MB had given priority for program reviews to those states with the largest programs, while "efforts" were made to review the remaining states on a biennial basis; the MB lacked a clear delineation of authority upon which to execute programmatic decisions in an expeditious and authoritative manner. (NQ)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Federal Programs, Migrant Education, Organization, Organizational Effectiveness, Personnel, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, Responsibility
The National Council of La Raza, 1725 "Eye" Street, N.W., Suite 210, Washington, D.C. 20006 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New World Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I