ERIC Number: ED193806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Impacts of Collective Bargaining Policy in Elementary and Secondary Education: A Review of Research and Methodology: Recommendations for New Research.
Cresswell, Anthony M.; Spargo, Fay
This paper contains a review of the research to date on the impact of collective bargaining in elementary and secondary education. The areas reviewed include the impact of collective bargaining on wages, salary structures, class size, resource allocations, and decision-making processes in the school systems. Other areas covered relate bargaining to the use of impasse procedures and strike activity. The issues of scope in collective bargaining and public participation are also examined, as is the impact of bargaining on teacher-student contact and teacher morale. A number of problems with the current research in these areas is discussed, including problems of definition and methodology. The final part of the paper is an indepth analysis of recommendations for the directions of future research. Research priorities are delineated, along with estimates of research feasibility in various areas. (Author)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Class Size, Collective Bargaining, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Labor Relations, Learning Processes, Negotiation Impasses, Research Methodology, Research Problems, Resource Allocation, Salaries, School Districts, State of the Art Reviews, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Morale, Teacher Strikes, Unions, Wages
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80295 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: Prepared for the Education Commission of the States' project: Collective Bargaining in Elementary/Secondary Education: Fact Book, Methodology and Research Issues.