ERIC Number: ED180076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Improving the Human Environment of Schools: Problems and Strategies.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This manual was developed to help principals identify and monitor human barriers (intentional and unintentional social behaviors that produce negative reactions) in their schools. It is also intended to help administrative staff, teachers, other school-site staff, students, parents, and community members and groups become aware of school-related problems that are precipitated by their actions and reactions. The manual does not contain specific methods for implementing the strategies suggested; therefore, the individuals who are selected to implement the strategies can structure approaches consistent with their skills, resources, and special needs. In creating the manual, the committee worked from various matrices that combined elements including 26 general sources of school-related problems and six target groups. In developing the problem statements and strategies for the manual, the committee used four particularly important problem areas--individual differences/values, communication, expectations of others, and perceptions/attitudes/stereotyping. Each of the 13 most important relationships between target groups is treated in a chart presenting the problem areas, the problems, and strategies for correcting the problem. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Intergroup Relations, Interpersonal Relationship, Nonprofessional Personnel, Parent School Relationship, Parent Student Relationship, Parents, Problem Solving, School Community Relationship, Student Teacher Relationship, Students, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teachers
Bureau of Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.