ERIC Number: ED021787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Organizations and Collective Action: A Review of History and a Survey of School District Activity, 1964-65. Volume I, Collective Action by Public School Teachers. Final Report.
Wildman, Wesley A.; Burns, Robert K.
This first of 4 volumes comprising a broad investigation of teacher collective action in local school districts focuses on the history of such activity. Part I (42 pages) of this volume traces the history of the major teacher organizations--local, state, and national--from 1857 to 1967 with respect to their concern for teacher welfare and their development of local school district bargaining or negotiating philosophies or programs. Part II (120 pages) reports the results of a nationwide survey of teacher collective activity at the local school district level conducted in late 1964 and early 1965. Analysis of the questionnaire responses (N=6023 of the largest urban and nonurban school systems) is organized in terms of the 3 elements of teacher organization-school board relationships covered by the survey: (1) organization and recognition, (2) structure and procedures for collective interaction or negotiation relationships, and (3) instances of impasse or persistent disagreement not resolved through the normal negotiation process. A final chapter deals with the content of the 419 teacher negotiation agreements solicited from the sample. Included are 18 statistical tables. The questionnaire and cover letter are appended. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Industrial Relations Center.
Identifiers: American Federation of Teachers; National Education Association