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ERIC Number: ED213097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Practical Advice for Public Schools and Community Relationships.
Nelson, Richard Jay
To help public schools improve their relations with the community, the author offers specific suggestions regarding six areas of communication. In the first area, communication with the general public, he advocates open communication, encouragement of all types of questions, and accountability to the public. Next he points out the potentially positive and negative effects of citizen advisory groups. Inhouse communications, according to the author, can also be used to encourage employees to communicate positive aspects of the schools. In the area of media communication, he recommends establishing good rapport with newspersons and having one person in each school handle all media contacts. Parent participation is identified as another area of communication that needs to be pursued more effectively. Finally, he recommends that school facilities be made accessible to the community whenever the school is not using them and suggests several rules to help avoid misuse or confusion. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A