ERIC Number: ED024142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Present State of Neglect.
Stiles, L. J.
This study was designed to learn what is now being done or planned by institutions of higher education to orient school administrators to the field of educational public information in both preservice and inservice programs. A corollary goal was to identify institutions that prepare specialists in educational public information. Information for the study was obtained from questionnaire responses by 97 deans of education and journalism representing 86 institutions. It was found that most preparatory programs in educational public information are not jointly sponsored by schools of education and schools of journalism. To remedy this situation and to establish public information as a field of graduate study, five recommendations are made: (1) A national conference of selected leaders and experts in different aspects of public information should be held, (2) selected institutions should be encouraged to develop relevant pilot programs, (3) financial support of such programs should be encouraged, (4) educational public information should become a career field for specialists in various aspects of communication, and (5) programs for research should be encouraged. (HW)
Descriptors: Administrators, Communication Skills, Educational Programs, Graduate Study, Information Services, Journalism, National Surveys, News Media, Public Relations
Project Public Information, 126 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Project Public Information, Madison, WI.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.