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ERIC Number: EJ1168135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Extending the Work of Cowen and Fowles: A Historical Analysis of Kentucky Teacher Contracts
Ingle, W. Kyle; Wisman, R. Aaron
Educational Policy, v32 n2 p313-333 Mar 2018
We extend the work of Cowen and Fowles by examining contracts in Kentucky school districts with collective bargaining. Using document analysis, we sought to answer the following research question: Do key provisions of teacher contracts change over time? We also examine the most recently negotiated contract in Louisville schools (2013-2018). We find that it is far more likely for the provisions to remain substantively unchanged across Kentucky school districts, with some districts more active in negotiating substantive change than others. We find that teacher seniority rights generally diminished in teacher assignment and transfer provisions, except in reduction in force decisions. [For "Same Contract, Different Day? An Analysis of Teacher Bargaining Agreements in Louisville Since 1979" (Joshua M. Cowen and Jacob Fowles 2013), see EJ1018122.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky (Louisville); Kentucky
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