Author

Leon M. Eich

Publication Date

1966

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Brode, Leland||Getschman, Keith

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Educational Administration

LCSH

Elementary school principals

Abstract

Problem: It was the purpose of this study to appraise the role of the elementary school principal, especially the beginning elementary school principal, as it related (1) to the pupils, (2) to the parents, (3) to the staff, and (4) to the other adults concerned with the individual attendance center. Procedure: The author surveyed literature relating the elementary school principal to those aspects of the attendance center which would help the beginning elementary school principal understand and solidify his role as an educational leader in the community. In order to accomplish this purpose, the author chose to review books, periodicals, unpublished doctoral dissertation abstracts, and pamphlets related to those relevant aspects of the specific attendance center. In addition the author analyzed and compiled those factors and concepts found in the survey of literature which could be adopted by a beginning elementary school principal in establishing and maintaining a well balanced program of school-community relations within his individual attendance center. Findings and Conclusions: It becomes the task of the beginning school principal to put into practice the following if he is to be successful in performing his role in relation to the pupils, parents, staff, and other interested adults within the individual attendance center: 1. Maintain an effective and continuous public relations program. 2. Realize that without a good philosophy of education, good teaching, good instruction, no public relations program can succeed. 3. Be aware that pupils' attitudes toward the school are of primary importance. 4. Understand the needs of the community and attempt to meet those needs. 5. Use parent-teacher and other groups to develop an understanding of school objectives and to acquire publicity for the school. 6. Be a good listener and be aware of the opinions of laymen concerning education, and consider their implications. 7. Be alert to newsworthy developments within the school. 8. Participate and cooperate in community affairs. 9. Provide for the best utilization of community resources. 10. Study and apply various techniques for training teachers to handle public relations more adequately. 11. Be aware of the needs and attitudes of the staff. 12. Be aware of the needs and attitudes of the parents. 13. Last, but very important to the success of the beginning elementary school principal, keep the central office informed of attitudes of the public toward his school.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

vii, 61 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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