ERIC Number: ED189689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Views on Bargaining in Pennsylvania's Public Schools. Results of Opinion Research Conducted for the Governor's Study Commission on Public Employe Relations.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
This report gives the results of a major research effort by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) in support of the work of the governor's study commission on public employee relations. The PDE and study commission staffs developed an opinionnaire that sought reactions of respondents to the individual bargaining experiences of their districts and to a list of major recommendations for change or improvement in the collective bargaining process. The survey, which elicited a 72 percent response, was sent to categories of respondents in each of the 504 operating school districts: the superintendent, school board president, teacher bargaining unit head, a parent representative, and a student representative. Results showed that teachers were in disagreement with students, school board presidents, and superintendents on more than half the issues. Also, significant disagreement existed among all categories of respondents on (1) the usefulness of fact finding, (2) the effectiveness of mediation services by the Department of Labor and Industry, (3) the need to revise the bargaining calendar, and (4) the need to improve inservice training for both negotiating teams. (Author/LD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania