ERIC Number: ED049561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Teacher Militancy: Implications for the Schools.
Williams, Richard C.
Teacher militancy in America has increased rapidly in the past decade, as evidenced by the rapid increase in teacher strikes. Teachers are frustrated by substandard salaries, lack of authority over teaching conditions, and absence of professional autonomy. Teachers demand greater participation in educational decisionmaking. Three models used in conceptualizing teacher involvement are: (1) modified hierarchy, where teachers may make recommendations but ultimate decisionmaking authority remains with management; (2) academic, where certain areas of responsibility are delegated to faculty; and (3) union, where teachers and management are regarded as conflicting parties and differences are resolved by negotiation. The present situation in public elementary and secondary education appears to favor the union model -- implying an increase in conflict between school managers and teachers and in teacher participation. The ultimate impact of teacher militancy on educational quality remains to be seen. Related articles are EA 003 517, EA 003 519, EA 003 520, EA 003 521, and ED 044 833. (RA)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Models, Professional Recognition, Public School Teachers, Social Change, Social Influences, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Militancy, Teacher Participation, Teacher Salaries
Not avail. separately. Only as part of ED 044 833, Social & Technological Change. Implications for Education. CASEA Monograph 22. (EDRS: MF $.65; HC $13.16, rev. pricing) or: Publications Dept., CASEA, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene 97403, ($3.75)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Center for Advanced Study of Educational Administration.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Note: Part Two of complete publication previously announced in RIE as ED 044 833