ERIC Number: ED293837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Unions and Educational Reform.
McDonnell, Lorraine M.; Pascal, Anthony
This report examines the participation of teacher unions in the education reform process. It analyzes the many roles that these organizations are playing at the national, state, and local levels through collective bargaining and political action. The focus is upon three major issues: (1) the extent to which teacher unions have attained more professional teaching conditions through collective bargaining; (2) the political response of teacher organizations to national, state, and local reform initiatives; and (3) the way in which the interests and activities of teacher organizations are likely to shape successive generations of educational reform, particularly efforts to restructure the teaching profession. The report is addressed to policymakers, teacher union leaders, education researchers, and others interested in enhancing the professional status of teachers. (JD)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Policy Formation, Political Issues, Politics of Education, Professional Recognition, Teacher Associations, Teaching Conditions, Teaching (Occupation), Trend Analysis, Unions
Publications Department, The Rand Corp., 1700 Main St., P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90406-2138 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Policy Research in Education.; Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.