ERIC Number: ED241996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Winning Public Support for Education.
Here's How, v1 n5 Apr 1983
One of a series of practitioner-oriented newsletters, the document provides elementary school principals with strategies for stimulating greater community involvement in the schools. In light of the increasing numbers of community members without children in school (now about two-thirds of the population), the article describes an Ohio campaign using a 15-minute slide show presentation to build greater support for the city's schools among the nonparent community. Suggestions for bringing senior citizens back to school include "Grandparents Day," taping old-timer stories, and setting up a Golden Age Club. In addition, the article lists a number of ways to involve local business people in the schools. Other ideas for enhancing school-community relations include school newsletters, student displays during elections, inviting health agencies to provide free services (such as blood pressure tests), student-produced radio and TV spots, and student artwork displays throughout the city. (LH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Elementary Education, Older Adults, Organizational Communication, Public Relations, Public Support, School Activities, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($0.50; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Reston, VA.