ERIC Number: ED181580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Provisions for Improving Educational Programs in Selected Negotiated Contracts. Research Reports on Educational Administration Volume V, Number 2.
Deever, R. Merwin; Jurs, James E.
This document is a summary of a doctoral dissertation that analyzed 65 randomly selected negotiated contracts from school districts from all geographical regions of the country. The main target of the analysis was the determination of provisions that would be used to improve the educational program. All items that could be interpreted as directly or indirectly improving the educational program were considered. Among the findings were that contracts of medium-sized districts (200-500 professional staff members) mentioned salaries more than any other item, followed by grievance procedures, provisions for having a professional organization, and transfer, leave, and promotion policies. The contracts of large districts (5000 or more professional staff members) mentioned transfer policies most often, followed by teacher evaluation, grievance procedures, provisions for a professional organization, and staff participation in policy determination. Among the conclusions were that the size of the professional staff has little bearing on the number but does affect the nature of the provisions for improving educational programs; that factors, characteristics, and conditions that improve educational programs are normal and usual provisions; and that negotiated contracts can be used as vehicles for the improvement of educational programs. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Bureau of Educational Research and Services.
Note: Summary of a Doctoral Dissertation by Fred Bieber