ERIC Number: ED235985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Partnership for Rural Improvement: External Review. February 23-March 5, 1980.
Larson, Olaf F.; And Others
According to the second external review of the Partnership for Rural Improvement (PRI), the program demonstrated very good achievement of two of its major objectives: increasing collaboration among agencies and institutions and increasing competency of educational institutions to support rural development and planning. Between February 23 and March 5, 1983, a 3-person external review team visited regional and sub-regional offices and interviewed over 85 administrators, faculty, committee members, staff, and participants in the program. The team found that PRI was exhibiting increased strength, visibility, and awareness of factors which make for success in rural community service and development. They found that the essence of the PRI model was the initiation, maintenance, and strengthening of links between resource providers and users on a continuing organized basis. Although similar in some ways to other Title V programs, the model was unique because it created ongoing organizational entities composed of agencies and institutions as partners, it did not emphasize Cooperative Extension resources, and it involved local advisory groups in its project planning. Among other things, the review team suggested that PRI cultivate the full cooperation of all partners, use existing resources, improve PRI-Cooperative Extension relationships, and expand the Regional Coordinating Committee. (SB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Rural Improvement, Pullman, WA.
Identifiers - Location: Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rural Development Act 1972