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A Study of Methods of School-Community Communications Based on Responses of Parents of School Children in Middle Tennessee [microform] / Thomas L. Reddick and Larry E. Peach
Bib ID 5491076
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Reddick, Thomas L
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
18 p. 
Summary

Communication is crucial to a good school-community relationship. In Middle Tennessee, parents in 52 schools and 20 school systems were surveyed to determine how they received school information and how they would prefer to receive the information. Previous research suggests that schools can develop a reputation of candor and dependability through good public relations; teachers and their communication with parents significantly affect public opinion regarding the school; the influence of practitioners in school-community relations relies on their personality as well as on their knowledge; and means of school-parent communication may include parent conferences, letters, open house, and parent assistance with special activities. The results of the survey show that the parents' chief means of receiving school information were through the students, the students' report cards, phone calls or notes, personal visits to the school, and the school open house. Parents reported that they would rather receive school information through their children, their children's report cards, phone calls or notes, personal visits to the school, and parent-teacher conferences. According to the survey, parents generally receive school information through the means they prefer. Three tables, 9 references, and 19 reference notes are included. (RG)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (16th, Mobile, AL, November 11-13, 1987).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Organizational Communication.  |  Parent Attitudes.  |  Parent School Relationship.  |  Parent Teacher Conferences.  |  Parent Teacher Cooperation.  |  Public Opinion.  |  Public Relations.  |  School Community Relationship.  |  School Surveys.  |  Tennessee
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Peach, Larry E., author
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