ERIC Number: ED120936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-23
Reference Count: 0
Factors Leading to Impasse in Teacher-School Board Collective Bargaining.
O'Connell, James F.; Heller, Robert W.
This study focused on the factors in negotiations that cause impasse. The major hypothesis, "There is a significant difference in the perceptions of school board members and teacher executive leadership regarding impasse factors," was upheld. Data were collected from board members, administrators, teacher association officials, and negotiators from 19 randomly selected school districts in six western New York State counties and correlated using a Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The factors were then rotated orthogonally. The varimax rotated factors yielded a total of 15 teacher-school board factors all statistically significantly different between teachers and boards. The findings support the conclusion that there exists a significant polarization between teachers and boards. (Author)
Descriptors: Accountability, Boards of Education, Collective Bargaining, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Factor Analysis, Fringe Benefits, Labor Relations, Merit Pay, Negotiation Impasses, Policy Formation, Superintendents, Teacher Associations, Teachers, Tenure
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)