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The Principal's Guide to Managing Communication by E. Joseph Schneider, Lara L. Hollenczer
  

The Principal's Guide to Managing Communication

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The Principal's Guide to Managing Communication by E. Joseph Schneider, Lara L. Hollenczer

Schneider and Hollenczer approach the topic of managing communications from a strategic perspective. Moving from a one-way, top-down approach to communication, the authors show how headteachers can manage communications much more strategically by using a fluid communication strategy that involves all of the school's stakeholders - teachers, support staff, students, parents, central office administrators and community members. Schools are much more transparent institutions today because of access to data, and headteachers need a more open communication style as a result. Strong communication management skills between principals and the school's stakeholders can lead to more success in achieving the objectives for their schools. This book explains how different communication frameworks can be used in different situations and also covers school-family-communication partnerships, technology and communication, and communication tools.

Reviews

Schneider and Hollenczer fully understand the principal's critical role as a community relations expert. Their strategies weave through the entire community fabric and focus on much more than merely manipulation information. Establishing good communication is hard work and does not happen automatically - Schneider and Hollenczer get it! This book must get to every university preparation program in the country. -- Theodore Creighton, Executive Director The Principal's Guide to Managing Communication is a timely and informative book that offers knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the turbulent waters of school administration in the 21st century. It's a must read for those who would be effective school leaders focused on continued school improvement. -- Walter H. Warfield, Executive Director I like this book. Joe Schneider and Lara Hollenczer recognize that communication is the essential skill for school leaders, and that in a public enterprise, communication is as much about listening and responding as it is about initiating and persuading. Practical school examples make this book useful for new and seasoned administrators alike. -- Stinson Stroup, Executive Director


About the Author

E. Joseph Schneider has been in education for more than 30 years as an association executive, research manager, and communication director. He is Managing Partner of Leadership Develop-ment Resources, an educational consulting com-pany based in Arlington, Virginia. Concurrently, he also serves as executive secretary of the National Policy Board for Educational Administration, a coalition of ten national education associations concerned about educational leadership. Previously, he was the deputy executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the national membership association of school superintendents. Prior to that, he was the deputy executive director of the Southwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Los Alamitos, California. He also has 15 years of experience as the CEO of a Washington, D.C., education asso-ciation whose members are university-based research centers and nonprofit educational research and development agencies. His mas-ter's degree in journalism is from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the National School Public Relations Association. He is coauthor of The Unauthorized Communication Handbook (1991) and Exploding the Myths: Another Round in the Education Debate (with Paul D. Houston) (1993). He has also written more than 100 education-related journal, magazine, and newsletter articles. His latest book, coauthored with Ronald G. Corwin, is The School Choice Hoax: Fixing America's Schools (2005). Lara L. Hollenczer, the mother of two public school youngsters, is heavily involved in local educational issues as a parent, community activist, and local business owner. Professionally, she made her mark by helping law firms har-ness the capacity of the Internet for branding their firms, conducting market research, and developing new clients. After stints at several large Washington, D.C., law firms, she joined a fast-growing Annapolis, Maryland, advertising and public relations agency where her clients included local and state teacher associations. After several years at the agency, she expanded her business to assist clients with research, market development, and media planning. She is accredited in public relations with the Public Relations Society of America and is a Professional Certified Marketer with the American Marketing Association. Her master's degree is in communication management from Syracuse University.

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Publication date

13th January 2006

Author

E. Joseph Schneider, Lara L. Hollenczer

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
200 pages

Categories

Organization & management of education
Communication studies

ISBN

9781412914628

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