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ERIC Number: ED011410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS, IMPLICATIONS FOR PREPARATION OF ADMINISTRATORS.
SCOTT, WALTER W.
THE AUTHOR STATES THAT DEFINITION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT'S ROLE IN COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM. THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR MAY SERVE AS NEGOTIATOR FOR THE BOARD, SPOKESMAN FOR THE TEACHERS, MEDIATOR FOR BOTH, OR MAY BE COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT. A STUDY OF 98 SUPERINTENDENTS IN 469 SCHOOLS IN SEVEN MIDWESTERN STATES REVEALED THAT 87 PERCENT REGARDED THEIR ROLE AS CHANGED BY NEGOTIATIONS. THERE WAS LITTLE AGREEMENT ON THIS NEW ROLE FUNCTION IN RELATION TO TEACHERS AND BOARDS. INCREASED PROFESSIONALISM OF TEACHERS HAS BEEN A MAJOR FACTOR IN CHANGING THE ADMINISTRATOR ROLE. TEACHERS SEEK MORE CONTROL OVER DECISIONS WHICH AFFECT THEM. BECAUSE SCHOOLS OPERATE BOTH INTERNALLY AND EXTERNALLY IN A POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT, WITH A WIDE RANGE OF LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL INVOLVEMENTS, THE PROSPECTIVE ADMINISTRATOR NEEDS A WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF POLITICAL POWER DYNAMICS, COMMUNITY POWER STRUCTURES, AND POLITICAL ASPECTS OF MASS MEDIA, ECONOMIC GOODS, AND SERVICES. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR APPROACH IN NEGOTIATING TECHNIQUES IS RECOMMENDED AS PART OF GRADUATE SCHOOL PREPARATION FOR ADMINISTRATORS, ACCOMPANIED BY A CONTINUOUS INSERVICE TRAINING PROGRAM OF CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS FOR THOSE ALREADY ENGAGED IN ADMINISTRATION. THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT, "COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS AND EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION," IS AVAILABLE FROM THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL FOR EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, 65 SOUTH OVAL DRIVE, COLUMBUS, OHIO 43210, AND FROM DR. ROY B. ALLEN, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS, FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS 72701. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Coll. of Education.; University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Arkansas; COLUMBUS