One of the emerging trends in Australian education in recent years has been the increasing amount of interaction between schools and their communities. Such a trend is no better exemplified than in the establishment of school-based decision-making groups. The closer relationship which has begun to exist between schools and their communities necessitates an improvement in communication. As part of an investigation into increasing community participation in school decision-making processes, the issue of school community communication procedures was examined, and its importance ascertained. This article will suggest methods by which school-community communication can be improved and briefly outline the implications that these suggestions have for classroom teachers.
The Establishment of an Effective Communication System in Schools.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 14(1).