ERIC Number: ED432830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
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Communication Skills for Educational Administrators.
Rowicki, Mark A.
This paper reviews and discusses the literature related to improving effective communication in educational settings. It compiles possible solutions to ineffective communications. To promote effective communication, administrators need to solicit opinions and be willing to listen to them. Most administrators tend to give direction instead of guidance, so they need to listen more, ask more questions, and encourage faculty members to come up with their own ideas and solutions. School leaders should also learn how to control their emotions and concentrate on what is being said. Likewise, since every organization has both formal and informal lines of communication, the idea of following a strict chain of command is unwise. Administrators can enhance communication by using the most effective and efficient line of communication, depending on the situation at hand. Such efficient communication may involve the use of the latest technologies, such as local area networks; school leaders should set an example in using these technologies to bolster communication. Overall, administrators are the educational focal point within the school or local community, and they must be able to communicate effectively any concerns, ideas, or news. (RJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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