ERIC Number: ED212594
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
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Facilitating University-School District In-Service Collaboration Principles of Communication.
Wu, P. C.
The increasing involvement of universities with school districts for inservice programs has not been as effective as it could be because the importance of communication in collaborative efforts is largely ignored. Florida's Teacher Education Centers (TEC) illustrate a smooth-running outreach staff-development program that involves the universities and school districts. Two university-appointed staff members, a TEC council representative and a university contact person, are the main channels of communication with the local TEC. The contact person should be a faculty member responsible directly to the dean of the college of education. All communication services to the school district should be channeled through the university contact person and the local TEC director. Internal communication within the university is essential in meeting the expressed needs of the teachers in the school district. Department heads and faculty members who are responsible for a presentation must have a clear idea of the school district needs. The university's dealings with the TEC should exhibit courtesy and rapid responses to requests in order to build a relationship based on trust and respect. (FG)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Florida