ERIC Number: ED117834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of Collective Bargaining on Curriculum-Instruction. National School Boards Association Research Report.
Thompson, A. Gray; Ziemer, Russell H.
This report presents the findings of a study that examined how contracts between school districts and teacher organizations affect curriculum and instruction and how school board members and teacher leaders view the negotiation of curriculum and instruction matters. To gather data for the study, the authors first examined teacher contracts in 28 major school districts to see whether and to what extent they effect curriculum and instruction and then surveyed board members and teacher leaders in those districts about their views concerning the negotiation of curriculum and instruction matters. Findings of the study show that although most of the contracts studied include provisions related to curriculum and instruction, many board members insist that they do not negotiate such matters. Board members also appear unclear as to whether curriculum and instruction matters are the responsibility of the board or the administration. Teacher leaders, however, unanimously feel that curriculum and instruction matters are important topics for contract negotiations. (JG)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Instruction, Labor Relations, Occupational Surveys, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
National School Boards Association, 800 State National Bank Plaza, P.O. Box 1496, Evanston, Illinois 60204 ($3.50, quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Washington, DC.