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ERIC Number: ED526691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 367
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-6664-0
Examining the Need for a Code of Conduct in New Jersey Teacher Union Contracts
Guarneri, Cristina M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Seton Hall University
The purpose of this cross-sectional, comparison study attempted to investigate if a code of conduct existed in New Jersey teacher union contracts to nursing/hospital union contracts. Archived data of public school district and nursing/hospital union contracts held with the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Committee (NJ PERC) and Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) were used. Furthermore, the study investigated the severity of ethical content found in union contracts. A listing of ethical terms were developed and evaluated by a second party trained in contracts law. Results show that a code of conduct does not exist within New Jersey teacher union contracts in comparison to nursing/hospital union contracts did not exist. Nursing/hospital union contracts did show a code of conduct existed as part of Corporate Compliance of individual hospitals throughout New Jersey. When adding helping professions to the comparison, helping professions had met the same number of ethical standards. When comparing union contracts to the New Jersey Professional Standard, each category; teaching, nursing and helping professions had met an ethical standard. Further investigation of ethical term severity of union contracts, results showed that hospitals/nursing union contracts had ethical content with a strong severity rating. Teacher union contracts had a low severity rating for ethical content. Data showed that all hospitals/nursing have a code of conduct included in union contracts. Examination of teacher union contracts showed that a code of conduct did not exist. Practical implications are drawn from this research as well as recommendations for further extension of this research. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey