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ERIC Number: ED011701
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 20
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Reference Count: 0
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THE NATURE AND DYNAMICS OF TEACHER ORGANIZATION-SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION NEGOTIATING ACTIVITIES AND THEIR IMPACT ON SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.
WILDMAN, WESLEY A.
SEVENTY PERCENT RESPONSE TO A SURVEY OF THE NATION'S 6,000 LARGEST SCHOOL SYSTEMS (1963-64 ENROLLMENT OF 1,200 OR MORE) INDICATED THAT 45 PERCENT OF THE DISTRICTS ACKNOWLEDGED A FORMAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHER ORGANIZATION AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION, WITH GUIDELINES ESTABLISHED FOR NEGOTIATIONS REGARDING SALARIES AND WORKING CONDITIONS. BOTH NEA AND AFT REGARD COMMITMENT TO MUTUAL AGREEMENT AS A CRUCIAL FACTOR IN A NEGOTIATING RELATIONSHIP. OF 419 WRITTEN POLICY AGREEMENTS ANALYZED, ONLY 36 (8.5 PERCENT) WERE JOINTLY SIGNED. THE REMAINING 383 WERE PRODUCTS OF UNILATERAL BOARD POLICY. SUBJECTS FOR NEGOTIATION HAVE INCLUDED CURRICULUMS, METHODS OF INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL CALENDAR, INSURANCE, DISMISSAL OF CLASSES, AND RELATED NONSALARY ISSUES. COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF EDUCATION, BUDGETING ALLOTMENT PRIORITIES, ACADEMIC TRAINING AS A DETERMINANT FOR TEACHER-ADVANCEMENT, AND ROTATION OF TEACHING WITH NONTEACHING ASSIGNMENTS HAVE BEEN SPECIAL AREAS OF CONFLICT. WHILE THE TEACHER STRIKE IS CURRENTLY REGARDED AS A UNILATERAL IMPASSE RESOLUTION PROCEDURE, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IS RAPIDLY BECOMING A SYSTEM OF BILATERAL NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN PUBLIC EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEE ORGANIZATIONS. THE AFT, CENTERING ITS ORGANIZATIONAL WORK IN A NUMBER OF THE NATION'S LARGEST CITIES, IS MORE INCLINED TO CONSIDER CONFLICT IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM INEVITABLE THAN IS THE NEA. THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT, OF WHICH THIS IS CHAPTER 3, "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 72701, FOR $2.50. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Coll. of Education.; University Council for Educational Administration, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers: Arkansas; COLUMBUS