ERIC Number: ED377575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Keys to Communication: A Handbook for School Success. Roadmaps to Success: The Practicing Administrator's Leadership.
Geddes, Doreen S.
Effective organizational communication can greatly enhance the quality of the school environment and professional/personal relationships. This book focuses on successful communication skills that can help make the school environment a productive experience for administrators, school staff, students, and parents. Chapter 1 discusses the importance of effective communication for organizational effectiveness and identifies the characteristics of successful communication. Chapter 2 describes some of the pitfalls involved in the communication process and offers strategies for avoiding them. The third chapter discusses the crucial roles played by self-esteem, perceptions, and effective listening in communication and offers suggestions for enhancing the self-esteem of teachers and staff. The importance of nonverbal communication and how it functions are described in the fourth chapter. The final chapter presents strategies for creating a supportive communication climate and for coping with conflict. An annotated bibliography of 17 sources is included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Communication, Interprofessional Relationship, Nonverbal Communication, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Receptive Language
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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