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ERIC Number: EJ916116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
Grievance and Arbitration Practices and Decisions in Schools: Outcomes of Rational Decision Making?
Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara
Journal of School Leadership, v20 n4 p491-525 Jul 2010
Some researchers suggest that grievance procedures and the arbitration process are effective tools that encourage careful decision making by school districts and administrative staff in the handling of personnel decisions (Shipley, 1974). Others contend that grievance procedures, which typically include arbitration as the final stage of the process, may be a hindrance in administrators' ability to exercise discretion in school management operations (Hess & Kelly, 2006; Johnson & Donaldson, 2006). For this empirical study, multiple case studies were conducted in the state of Florida. Semistructured interviews were conducted with district and school administrators, union leaders, and teachers to explore grievance and arbitration practices and to understand how grievance and arbitration decisions are made in districts and schools. (Contains 2 notes, 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida