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ERIC Number: ED140414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-18
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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The Impact of Collective Bargaining Upon the Principal.
Ortiz, Flora Ida
A study by Berg illustrates the research that has been conducted into the impact of collective bargaining on structural elements and role differentiation in education. The study compared principals from unionized and nonunionized school districts in Illinois; its intent was to determine specific role changes and effects upon principals as a result of collective bargaining. Findings of the study indicated that there was no significant relationship between bargaining and the rules orientation, role ambiguity, or locus of factors controlling principals' behavior. Grounding educational research in the literature on bargaining in the private sector is faulty, because some of the most important effects of collective bargaining may be relatively insignificant in education. Therefore principals would be expected to experience less impact than industrial foremen or supervisors. In addition to differences in the effects of collective bargaining, education and the private sector differ in their approach to bargaining. Although the role of principals may be more rigorously prescribed in districts with collective bargaining, this may merely represent the institutionalization of informal structures into formal ones. (JG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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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 009 566-568; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document