ERIC Number: ED063245
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Human Relations Specialist in Local School Systems, 1970-71.
Stemnock, Suzanne K.
This report consists of a survey of development in local school systems with respect to the assignment of a school staff member with overall responsibility for human relations. The few job descriptions found in this field differed in emphasis. Some focus on the techniques of integration, while others focus on multicultural curricula, human relations in-service training, or student relations. A questionnaire was sent in April 1971 to all school systems enrolling 12,000 or more pupils and to eight smaller school systems identified in the Educational Research Files as having human relations specialists. Of the 583 questionnaires sent, 378 responses were received. Schools were divided into four strata depending on enrollment size. Tables were prepared to record the response of 108 systems with full- or part-time specialists regarding a) specialist's title, b) percent of time spent on human relations activities, c) the specialist's position on the superintendent's staff, d) to whom he reports, e) his staff, f) his 1970-71 salary, and g) his qualifications for the position. Other sections concern these data as well as other information reported by respondents on the inquiry form and includes enclosures accompanying the questionnaire. A list of 13 problems and 13 suggestions for success in the field are presented. Sample job descriptions, human relations policies, and the questionnaire form are included.
Descriptors: Human Relations, Human Relations Programs, Intergroup Education, Occupational Surveys, Specialists
Educational Research Service, Amer. Assn. of School Administrators and NEA Res. Div., 1201 16th St. N.W., Wash., D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.