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ERIC Number: ED136416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Perceived Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining on Schools and Colleges--A Survey of North Central Association Administrators. Final Report.
Nighswander, James K.
This investigation focused on two basic areas: (1) administrators' ratings of their institutions, job roles, and educational problems and issues, and (2) the perceived effects of collective bargaining on schools and colleges. The study sample included high school principals, school superintendents, and community college presidents within the 19-state North Central Association region. The results showed that administrators on all three levels highly rated their schools and colleges on important quality variables. Collective bargaining has apparently had minimal impact on students or instructional programs. But administrators perceived far more negative rather than positive effects associated with collective bargaining. In fact, the only positive effects of collective bargaining, in the opinion of these administrators, have accrued to teachers in the form of salary increases, fringe benefits, and improved working conditions. The author concludes that the collective bargaining process has had either a neutral or, in some cases, a negative effect on the education enterprise, but not a positive one. (Author)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Chicago, IL. Commission on Research and Service.