ERIC Number: ED021328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Working with Organized Groups. Section 2, Improving Your School-Community Relations Program. Successful School Administration Series.
Fusco, Gene C.
Working with organized groups can be an effective way of improving school-community relations. Under proper conditions two types of organized efforts have proved to be successful -- parent-teacher groups and citizens' committees for better schools. Basic to the wise use of organized citizens groups is the need for the school staff to have knowledge about and to participate in community life. Administrators can vitalize parent-teacher groups by influencing the choice of effective leaders, by encouraging the adoption of sound objectives, by helping to develop balanced programing, and by teaching the groups techniques of planning. Citizens' committees can be made more effective is school systems cooperate in fact finding, policy and program development, and development of public support over a wide range of problems. School personnel should avoid becoming involved with groups hostile to schools, groups inept or poorly organized, or groups that set obscure and aimless objectives. A related document is EA 001 557. (TT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Advisory Committees, Citizens Councils, Organizations (Groups), Parent Teacher Cooperation, Public Relations, Public Schools, Public Support, School Community Relationship, Teacher Participation
The complete document, "Improving Your School-Community Relations Program," is published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood, N. J. 07632, 71p. ($2.25)
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Identifiers: National Congress of Parents and Teachers