ERIC Number: ED224114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Parents and Schools: Creating a New Team. Communication Alert.
Magmer, Jeanne R.
As the population ages and school enrollments shrink, nonparents are making more and more of the financial decisions affecting schools. Schools that involve all of their publics, parent and nonparent, and keep them informed have community support. Those who fail to reach beyond their parent publics do not. This volume is a collection of a cross section of ideas for reaching nonparents and bringing them back into the schools. Advice is offered on identifying nonparent publics, reaching nonparents, and developing a plan of action. Other examples include bringing business representatives into the school, starting community education programs, and recruiting volunteers to participate in school activities. Ideas are suggested for bringing the schools to their communities through a variety of media as well as through district publications, public demonstrations and displays, speakers' bureaus, and cable television programming. Finally, the involvement of senior citizens is stressed for the "important human and historical connection" that they can share with children. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Citizen Participation, Communications, Community Education, Community Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Sources, Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Public Opinion, Public Relations, Publicity, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Support, Volunteers
Publications, National School Public Relations Association, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Public Relations Association, Arlington, VA.