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ERIC Number: ED018010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A Q-SORT ANALYSIS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT'S ROLE IN COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS AS PERCEIVED BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL.
URICH, TED
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATES THE AMOUNT OF AGREEMENT EXISTING BETWEEN SUPERINTENDENTS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, AND TEACHERS FROM RURAL, URBAN, AND CENTRAL CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONCERNING THE ROLE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT IN THE COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATION PROCESS. TWENTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS PARTICIPATED IN THE STUDY. THESE DISTRICTS WERE DIVIDED INTO CATEGORIES OF CENTRAL CITY (GREATER THAN 50,000 INHABITANTS), URBAN (2,500-50,000 INHABITANTS), AND RURAL (LESS THAN 2,500 INHABITANTS). TWENTY SUPERINTENDENTS, 20 BOARD MEMBERS, AND 40 TEACHERS IN THESE DISTRICTS WERE ASKED TO SORT A 60-STATEMENT DECK OF Q-SORT ITEMS. EACH RESPONDENT WAS ASKED TO PLACE, IN RANK ORDER, HIS RESPONSES TO THE 60 STATEMENTS RELATING THE SUPERINTENDENT TO HIS ROLE IN COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATIONS AND TO THE SCOPE AND STRUCTURE OF THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS. TWO GROUPS WERE IDENTIFIED--FACTOR A, THOSE FROM URBAN AND RURAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND FACTOR B, THOSE FROM CENTRAL CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS. FACTOR A WAS RELUCTANT TO ACCEPT THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEVELOPING A QUALITY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AND UNDECIDED ABOUT THE TEACHERS' ORGANIZATION BEING A MECHANISM TO ACCOMPLISH IMPROVEMENTS IN WORKING CONDITIONS. THE FACTOR B GROUP INDICATED A GREATER PERCEPTION AND UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE MORE CRUCIAL ISSUES AND COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATION PROCESS, AND WAS WILLING TO TAKE A STAND ON IMPORTANT ASPECTS IN THE COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATION PROCESS. THIS ARTICLE APPEARS IN THE "RESEARCH DIGEST," NUMBER 31, JANUARY, 1968. (HW)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa Univ., Iowa City. Iowa Center for Research in School Administration.
Identifiers: IOWA; Iowa (Iowa City)