ERIC Number: ED195035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Collaborative Approach to Personnel Relations. (A Model Process for Justice in the Catholic School Community of Faith).
Augenstein, John J.
Collective bargaining between teachers and schools does not need to be limited to the "market place approach" emphasizing fiscal considerations. Attention to the professional nature of teachers and to the problems of education that administrators and teachers must join together to solve can reduce confrontation. Catholic schools and teachers can find further cause to adopt a collaborative approach to bargaining in their common belief in their church and the school's role in the church and its functions. This approach involves recognition of the interests and rights of pastors, parents, and parishioners as well as administrators and teachers. Drawing on employer-employee relationship models developed in Japan, where a sense of community exists similar to that found in the church, a process has been developed for establishing the goals, tone, participants, and meeting format of bargaining sessions particularly suited to the characteristics of Catholic education. A conflict resolution method is included in the process. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Catholic Educators, Catholic Schools, Collective Bargaining, Conflict Resolution, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.