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ERIC Number: ED001124
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 360
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THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INSTRUMENT FOR EXAMINING STAFF CONFLICTS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. FINAL REPORT.
CORWIN, RONALD G.
DESCRIBED IS THE FIRST YEAR OF A PROPOSED 3-YEAR STUDY. MAJOR OBJECTIVES WERE TO DEVELOP THE INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES IN PREPARATION FOR A LARGER STUDY OF THE CONFLICTS WHICH OCCUR AMONG PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS EMPLOYED IN PUBLIC BUREAUCRACIES OF VARYING SIZE AND COMPLEXITY. TWO TYPES OF CONFLICTS WERE INVESTIGATED--(1) FRICTION INCIDENTS WHICH HAVE RECENTLY OCCURED BETWEEN TEACHERS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATORS, AS DESCRIBED BY A SAMPLE OF TEACHERS, AND (2) CONFLICTING CONCEPTIONS OF TEACHERS' PROFESSIONAL AND EMPLOYEE ROLES AS MEASURED BY LIKERT-TYPE STATUS ORIENTATION SCALES. THE GENERAL THESIS IS THAT PROFESSIONALISM IS A MILITANT PROCESS BY WHICH A VOCATION ATTEMPTS TO GAIN CONTROL OVER ITS WORK. THIS MILITANCY IS LIKELY TO BE PARTICULARLY EVIDENT IN BUREAUCRATIC SYSTEMS WHERE WORK IS REGULATED BY CENTRALIZED DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITIES, STANDARDIZED RULES AND PROCEDURES, AND SPECIALIZED PERSONNEL. THE QUESTIONNAIRE AND INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE DEVELOPED SEEMED VALID WHEN APPLIED TO A "CONTROL" GROUP. THIS IMPLIES THAT A FURTHER STUDY BEYOND THE SEVEN PILOT SCHOOLS WOULD BE IN ORDER, PROVIDING A LARGER SAMPLE AND MORE SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS. (APPENDICES CONTAIN FORM LETTERS, SAMPLE QUESTIONNAIRES, AND STATISTICAL DATA.)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Identifiers: COLUMBUS; OHIO