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ERIC Number: ED043668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Pages: 36
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An Evaluation of Interpersonal Communications in Flagstaff High School.
Sanders, James L.
This study was conducted at Flagstaff Arizona High School from November to December 1969. School communications as determined by the teachers, administrators, and staff of the school were surveyed. The student perspective of interpersonal communications in the school is also presented. The students see their communications with various members of the faculty, administration, and staff as poorer than the teachers view their communications with the same people, excluding the counselors. The counselors while rating lowest with the teachers, rate highest with the students. Students suggested specific changes in the organizational and personal behavior of teachers, administrators, and staff. Additional informal meetings of the different groups provided data on further areas of conflict that need more examination, such as teacher-counselor interaction, and minority group prejudice. Four important principles for good communication are presented as possible future guidelines: 1) creation of an informal atmosphere, 2) lessening of role playing to the point needed to maintain the structure of the school, 3) the willingness of all persons to share feelings as well as thoughts, and 4) the development of trust in all people in the school. Copies of the survey instruments are included. (AE)
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Authoring Institution: Northern Arizona Supplementary Education Center, Flagstaff.