ERIC Number: ED312769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Managing District Conflict: The Practices of Oregon School Board Members and Superintendents.
Keller, Ernest R.
OSSC Report, v30 n1 Fall 1989
The director of curriculum support services at Oregon's Wasco Education Service District discusses methods that superintendents, board members, and school leaders can use to control conflicts in their school organizations. Surveyed were 239 Oregon school board members and 135 superintendents who were asked to identify which of the following appproaches they most frequently use to resolve conflict: (1) competing; (2) compromising; (3) collaborating; (4) accommodating; and (5) avoiding. The most frequently used method for solving, coping with, or managing conflict is compromise. District size and the cultures found in surrounding communities often influence choice of method. The value of collaboration is emphasized. (14 references) (SI)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation, Coping, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Problem Solving, Superintendents
Publication Sales, Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($6.00 prepaid; $2.00 postage and handling on billed orders).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon