ELP 578 Communication and Conflict Management in Educational Organizations
Issues of communication within educational organizations and between educational organizations and various audiences. Definitions of conflict and models for peaceful resolution/management of conflict within educational organizations and with various other individuals and organizations. Attention to world view, cultural styles, positions, underlying needs, bargaining, reforming, and finding common ground. Strategies for group problem-solving, conflict management including collective bargaining and contract management, and community-building. 30 hours of field-based experiences are used to connect the theories and research covered in class to the practice of schooling and the work of a school administrator.
admission to continuing administrator/initial superintendent program or permission of instructor.