ERIC Number: ED225235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
State Education Agency Coordination Efforts. Final Report.
Schenet, Margot A.
State education agency (SEA) activities to coordinate programs for children and youth were the focus of this report. The incentives and disincentives to coordination and interagency cooperation at the state level were investigated by case studies in Pennsylvania, Colorado, California, and Washington. In particular, the study examined how federal initiatives and recent fiscal strains have affected both intergovernmental coordination of education programs and SEA relationships with other state agencies. The report begins by presenting the key research questions and the 12 hypotheses explored in the study and describes the data collection methods used. Each of the chapters on the individual states presents an overview of the demographic, educational, economic, and governmental characteristics of the state along with selected items in the state's budget. Following this are descriptions of coordination of educational programs, interagency coordination, special education coordination activities, and other interagency coordination efforts. The last chapter summarizes the findings and general conclusions. (MLF)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Case Studies, Coordination, Educational Cooperation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal State Relationship, Financial Problems, Human Services, Special Education, State Agencies, State Aid, State Departments of Education, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: Project Report, Urban Institute Project No. 1449. For related document, see EA 015 226.