ERIC Number: ED388121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-19
The Professoriate's Public Relations Role: A Crucial Factor in Fostering School-University Collaboration.
This paper discusses the public relations role of education Professors in regard to school-university cooperation and collaboration. It provides suggestions that have been found to be effective in fostering and maintaining school-university collaboration and in creating a climate of mutual respect among students, mentor teachers, and college instructors. The paper focuses on pre-practicum professor-school interaction, student preparation for practicums, and post-practicum professor-school interactions. It provides examples of successful techniques for working with school administrators, principals, mentor teachers, and students. It concludes that effective interpersonal strategies are important not only in establishing collaborative relationships with schools but are even more important for maintaining productive associations. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College School Cooperation, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Public Relations, Schools of Education, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Education, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).