ERIC Number: EJ466909
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
It's Not Just a Laughing Matter: School Principals' Use of Humor in Interpersonal Communications with Teachers.
Pierson, Patricia R.; Bredeson, Paul V.
Journal of School Leadership, v3 n5 p522-33 Sep 1993
Recounts naturalistic investigation examining five male elementary school principals' use of humor in their daily interactions with teachers. Humor seemed to enhance principals' messages to teachers and was used primarily to create and improve school climate, to communicate principals' understanding of teaching demands, to break down the rigidity of bureaucratic structures, and to convey sanctions and other necessary unpleasantries. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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