ERIC Number: ED197466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Job Sharing Through Part Time Contracts. A Consideration in the Context of Declining School Enrolments in Ontario.
Two questionnaires were sent to all school boards and a sample of teachers in Ontario to assess how receptive boards and teachers are to job sharing as an alternative work pattern in schools affected by declining enrollment. The report gives the background of the concept of job sharing and an analysis of the benefits, work situations, and problems relating to implementation of such a work pattern. The data collected indicate that most respondents are not enthusiastic about job sharing. The authors therefore recommend that job sharing be initially tested in limited and carefully supervised situations, as in special, low enrollment programs, and that part-time teaching and off-work periods be offered to those who would prefer such an arrangement. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Declining Enrollment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Part Time Faculty, Questionnaires, Sabbatical Leaves, Teacher Attitudes
Publications Centre, Ministry of Government Services, 880 Bay St., 5th Floor, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N8 Canada (Record No. ON01574/CODE00345; $.50 microfiche).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Declining School Enrolments in Ontario, Toronto.
Identifiers: Job Sharing; Ontario
Note: Some pages may not reproduce clearly due to small print of original document. For related documents, see EA 013 260-308.