ERIC Number: ED255022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Evaluating Interagency Collaborations. State Series Paper (Number 2).
McLaughlin, John A.; Covert, Robert C.
A procedure is outlined for understanding and evaluating interagency collaboration. Five steps are addressed: (1) understanding the context of an interagency collaboration (stages of development, communication channels used); (2) verifying the need for interagency collaboration (needs for increased client access to services and reduced duplication of services); (3) identifying solutions and plans to meet needs (components of agreements); (4) implementing the collaborative process (monitoring the degree to which the agreement is implemented as designed); and (5) determining the benefits and liabilities of collaboration. The information from the evaluation can then be used to suggest changes to increase accessibility to needed services with the least human and fiscal costs. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Technical Assistance Development System.