ERIC Number: ED028532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Feb-6
Reference Count: 0
Salient Areas of Conflict between Administration and Teachers in a Minimally Industrialized Area.
Seaberg, John J., Jr.; Liberty, Paul G., Jr.
A study sought to determine whether differences in opinion exist between school administration and teachers in six New Mexico school districts concerning (1) the degree of importance they attribute to certain areas of school policy formulation and decision making, (2) school policy areas which should involve teachers, and (3) methods teachers should employ to obtain their goals. Officers of NEA and AFT affiliates, along with school board members and higher echelon administrators, were given a three-part questionnaire. The responses were analyzed for significant differences by one-way analysis of variance. Results show salient differences in opinion between teachers and administrators regarding the importance of policies to determine teacher workloads, select instructional materials, evaluate buildings and facilities, determine extra duties for teachers, and plan staff meetings. Disagreement existed over whether teachers should be involved in determining qualifications for administrators, size of administrative staffs, promotion and retention of administrators, promotion and retention of instructional staff, and professional leave practices. Disagreement was also expressed over methods teachers should use to obtain their goals. Samples of the data collection instrument and statistical analyses tables are appended. (TT)
Descriptors: Administrators, Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Policy Formation, Public School Teachers, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, Superintendents, Tables (Data), Teacher Associations, Teacher Promotion, Teacher Selection, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Cooperative Educational Lab., Albuquerque, NM.
Identifiers: American Federation of Teachers; National Education Association; New Mexico
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Amer. Educ. Res. Assn. (Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 6, 1969).