ERIC Number: ED327982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Public School Cooperation Committees in Pennsylvania.
Harris, Howard; Juravich, Tom
Teachers, superintendents, principals, and school board members in a number of Pennsylvania districts have come up with positive solutions to deal with challenges facing public schools. Although the problems they were faced with differed, educators found that by working together for a common goal in school cooperation committees, they could arrive at some innovative and exciting answers. School cooperation committees develop ways to overcome potential roadblocks. Once teachers and administrators begin talking in a positive way, labor-management relations improve, making the resolution of more controversial issues easier. The first five sections of the guide give details on the nature and origins of the school cooperative committee and provide information on how to start such a committee, how public-sector collective bargaining affects school labor-management cooperation, and how to know if a labor management committee will work in a specific district. The last two sections provide, respectively, six case studies of individual Pennsylvania districts and a list of resources for more information on each case. (EJS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Labor and Industry, Harrisburg.