ERIC Number: ED472128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Using "I Will" Messages to Promote Relationships in Schools.
VanSciver, James H.
As educators and office holders respond to the demands for increased accountability in America's schools by turning to the creation of systems with which to develop, implement, and measure success, they turn away from the importance of relationships. Public schools' student populations are becoming more diverse while their staffs are becoming more homogeneous, pressing the need to concentrate on relationships. Researchers point to the necessity of relationship in improving America's schools, yet practitioners responding to public pressure have yet to see the value of this advice. Sixty-two suggested "I will" messages comprise a strategy with which to reverse this impersonal development in public schools, to demonstrate the kind of behavior, on the part of all the people who share those schools, and that will come to be known as, "I care." (KB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the 29th Annual National Middle School Association (NMSA) Conference (Portland, OR, October 31-November 2, 2002).