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EDUC 581 Human Relations in School/Community (3 credits)
Focuses on the acquisition and mastery of the oral and written communication skills needed by school leaders as they relate to different groups within the school and the school community. Particular attention will be paid to the listening, speaking, and writing skills needed in the day-to-day operation of a school as school leaders interact with sensitivity to the various audiences. Techniques for improved skills in interviews, discussions, formal and informal speaking situations, and reporting to the media will be developed. Practice in relating to members of the school community through correspondence, staff bulletins, newsletters, reports, teacher observations, and conflict resolution plans will be provided. Involvement in a school setting will be expected as part of the requirements for this course.