ERIC Number: ED259474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Reduction in Force. [and] Teacher Burnout.
Dialogue: A Review of Labor-Management Cooperation in Public Education, v1 n2 Sum 1984
"Dialogue" is a review of labor-management cooperation in public education, whose goal is to provide teachers, administrators, school boards, and labor relations practitioners with analyses of critical issues, information about current projects, reviews of relevant literature, and a variety of special features. Each issue is generally devoted to a single theme. This issue provides discussions of reduction in force (RIF) and teacher burnout. The first analysis begins by listing methods by which schools can best cope with RIF, but then focuses primarily on alternatives. These include early retirement, reduction of part-time help, job sharing, leaves of absence, giveback negotiations, and temporary layoffs. The subsequent discussion of teacher burnout provides a set of proposals for alleviating teacher stress. These include the following: (1) a program to help teachers generate special projects for sabbatical leaves; (2) self-help groups for teachers; and (3) stress management workshops. Footnotes are included for both essays. (TE)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Early Retirement, Elementary Secondary Education, Employer Employee Relationship, Labor Utilization, Personnel Policy, Reduction in Force, Retrenchment, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Burnout, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Morale, Teacher Motivation, Teaching Conditions
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Center for Public Sector Labor Relations.
Note: Funded in part by a grant from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.