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ERIC Number: ED140411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-18
Reference Count: 0
Teachers and Collective Bargaining.
Reed, Donald B.
The current structure of schools allows teachers to obtain a relatively high degree of personal satisfaction from the work of teaching itself. However, collective bargaining must be concerned almost exclusively with pressing for higher salaries and related issues. With each round of bargaining, higher teacher salaries will be gradually traded off for a higher pupil-to-teacher ratio and a reduction in direct and indirect instructional support. These changes will reduce teachers' engagement with the work of teaching itself; teachers will exchange intrinsic work satisfaction for monetary compensation. This trade-off will have two important consequences: 1) teachers' push for higher salaries will be amplified, and 2) student achievement will be negatively affected. (Author/JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the California Educational Research Association (55th, Burlingame, California, November 18-19, 1976); For related documents, see EA 009 567-569