ERIC Number: ED340132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
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Career-Bound and Place-Bound Superintendents' Attitudes toward Collective Bargaining.
Hofmann, Rich; Granger, John
A study explored the relationship between superintendent career aspirations and involvement in collective bargaining. Questionnaires mailed to 300 Ohio school superintendents yielded 241 responses, an 80 percent rate. Carlson's (1962) typology was used to classify superintendents as either career- or place-bound. Four factors of collective bargaining were identified--spokesperson and composition of the bargaining team, superintendent involvement, superintendent substitute, and use of specialized negotiators. Findings indicated that career-bound superintendents did not want to be involved in collaborative bargaining, while place-bound superintendents preferred to act as spokespersons. Neither group supported the use of an outside specialized negotiator, though the career-bound group expressed more negative attitudes than did their place-bound counterparts. Each type shared positive attitudes regarding the suggested composition of the bargaining team. Five tables are included. (14 references) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 16-19, 1991).