Developing and executing a plan for a school-community communications program

Bromley, Ronald M. (1972) Developing and executing a plan for a school-community communications program. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This project was an endeavour to motivate the school and the community toward two-way communication. The writer envisaged this aim being achieved through an evolved communications program. The program evolved through a process of active dialogue between the school and the community. -- The writer's method was influenced by recent theses and literature on the subject as well as by taking into account the circumstances of the particular people, and the school. An Attitudes Survey was conducted by personal interview which identified the areas of education needing immediate attention. -- The teachers were motivated through meetings with the writer in the form of seminars which dealt with theory and practice of communications. Roles were identified and the existing program discussed and evaluated. The community was motivated through general meetings and parent-teacher meetings. -- The institution of a School-Community Communications Committee formed the basic foundation for the program. This Committee was representative of the school and the community and was established to meet the wishes of the people. After several monthly meetings of the Committee the evolved system was delineated. -- The program of communications activities was outlined and based on the results of the Attitudes Survey and knowledge of the existing problems gleaned from the motivating efforts. -- During the entire time span of this program the process of school-community communications was in progress and was made more evident through the activities of the school-community communications committee. -- The implications of the project are very clear. The motivation of the school personnel and the members of the community does generate interest and bring action. Through this project the community reached a high level of awareness of its role as participator in the entire educational process leading eventually to better schools. It could be of interest to school boards to stimulate interest in a structured communications program.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4354
Item ID: 4354
Additional Information: Bibliography: 65-73. -- QEII has photocopy.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1972
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Community and school; Teachers and community

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