ERIC Number: ED376591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Labor-Management Cooperation in Schools: An Idea Whose Time Has Come.
Woods-Houston, Michelle; Miller, Rima
This paper presents information useful to educational leaders considering a labor-management cooperation (LMC) process. LMC is a mechanism for changing attitudes and building an atmosphere of trust between two traditionally adversarial groups. The first section outlines categories and provides examples of LMC cooperative efforts, highlighting the debate about the viability of the process. The second section applies the LMC process to school systems, presenting issues that educators must address and goals for joint cooperation activities. Case studies of LMC as implemented in two school districts are described in section 3. In one district, administrators provided only lip service to the concept of participation and missed an opportunity to bring about much-needed changes. The fourth section stresses the importance of establishing LMC processes in schools, which have the potential to develop a solid foundation based on mutual trust, commitment, and participation. One table is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.