ERIC Number: ED212608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Human Relations in Education: Its Time Has Come.
Riley, Bob E.
Through the use of human relations techniques, educators can bring about significant changes in the schools. The primary factor is to implement a planned program that will promote better relationships between individuals of different races, religions, and national origins. In order to do this, it may be necessary to reshape the attitudes held by members of the school community. There are five ways that school faculties can improve human relations in the school: (1) encourage harmonious interaction between groups of students by emphasizing the value of different approaches to problems; (2) provide opportunities for role playing by students to increase the depth of their understanding of other people and develop a readiness to participate actively with their classmates; (3) stay aware of the personal problems students are facing in their private lives and accept the responsibility for being an adult role model; (4) provide an example of willingness to change personal attitudes and accommodate other members of the school family; and (5) maintain good rapport with the community and uphold a good image for school community relations. Appended are checklists for teachers and administrators to enable them to analyze their efforts to provide the best educational experience possible for all of their students. (JD)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Human Relations, Individual Differences, Individual Needs, Intergroup Education, Interpersonal Competence, Leadership Training, Role Models, School Community Relationship, School Role, Social Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
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