ERIC Number: ED521070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Forging a New Partnership: The Story of Teacher Union and School District Collaboration in Pittsburgh
Hamill, Sean D.
This paper documents Pittsburgh's transformation from a typical, adversarial district-union dynamic to one of deep, substantive collaboration over the course of several years. This work has catapulted Pittsburgh to the vanguard of efforts to improve teacher effectiveness, and helped secure more than $80 million in philanthropic and federal grants. Through the voices of the principal participants, this paper tells the story of Pittsburgh's breakthrough collaboration and highlights important principles that can be applied in other contexts.
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Unions, School Districts, School Administration, Cooperation, Teacher Effectiveness, Grants, Problem Solving, Needs Assessment, Urban Education, Educational Change, Organizational Culture, Superintendents, Change Agents, Participative Decision Making, Collective Bargaining, Organizational Communication
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Aspen Institute
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania