ERIC Number: ED254937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Theory Z Bargaining Works: Teachers and Administrators in Two School Districts Replace Hostility with Trust.
OSSC Bulletin, v28 n7 Mar 1985
A bargaining process, begun over 10 years ago, is based on problem-solving rather than on adversarial confrontation and uses elements of participative management. It has resulted in outstanding benefits for two school districts. Called "Theory Z bargaining," the process follows a procedure based on each side treating the other with respect. Bargaining may occur at any time to resolve a problem. Monthly meetings are held to discuss and solve many of the problems that occur in school districts. The history of the model with its benefits and difficulties for the two districts is traced. The appendixes contain a caveat to teacher association leaders and a letter from an out-of-state superintendent reporting favorable results from using the bargaining model. (MLF)
Descriptors: Board Administrator Relationship, Collective Bargaining, Elementary Secondary Education, Models, Problem Solving, School Districts, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Associations, Unions
Publication Sales, Oregon School Study Council, Center for Advanced Technology in Education, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers: Oregon; Theory Z