Principal decision-making and the teachers' use of the complaint and grievance procedure.

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/185901
Title:
Principal decision-making and the teachers' use of the complaint and grievance procedure.
Author:
Cano, Yvonne.
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Current research in collective bargaining suggests the need to investigate how contracts and agreements are interpreted at school sites. Speculation about the effects of collective bargaining describe comprehensive situations and neglect the individual settings which are most critically affected. Furthermore, a need persists to reveal those aspects of "life as a principal" that are affected by collective bargaining, teacher behaviors, and interpretations and decisions that occur within this working domain. This qualitative study addressed these issues. It investigated how 15 principals, kindergarten through grade 12, in a state that lacks a comprehensive statute which neither requires nor prohibits bargaining, interpret contracts and agreements. Analysis of protocols revealed that locally negotiated arrangements influence the course of complaints and grievances. The principals in this study provided evidence indicating that collective bargaining some of these same limitations are locally negotiated between principals and teachers. This renegotiating process enabled both principals and teachers to continue in working relationships to meet the distinct needs of each school. Further research on the daily settlement of disputes, arising during the life of an agreement, would be beneficial in understanding the effects of collective bargaining.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dissertations, Academic.; Decision making.; Grievance procedures.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Educational Administration and Higher Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Conley, Sharon

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePrincipal decision-making and the teachers' use of the complaint and grievance procedure.en_US
dc.creatorCano, Yvonne.en_US
dc.contributor.authorCano, Yvonne.en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractCurrent research in collective bargaining suggests the need to investigate how contracts and agreements are interpreted at school sites. Speculation about the effects of collective bargaining describe comprehensive situations and neglect the individual settings which are most critically affected. Furthermore, a need persists to reveal those aspects of "life as a principal" that are affected by collective bargaining, teacher behaviors, and interpretations and decisions that occur within this working domain. This qualitative study addressed these issues. It investigated how 15 principals, kindergarten through grade 12, in a state that lacks a comprehensive statute which neither requires nor prohibits bargaining, interpret contracts and agreements. Analysis of protocols revealed that locally negotiated arrangements influence the course of complaints and grievances. The principals in this study provided evidence indicating that collective bargaining some of these same limitations are locally negotiated between principals and teachers. This renegotiating process enabled both principals and teachers to continue in working relationships to meet the distinct needs of each school. Further research on the daily settlement of disputes, arising during the life of an agreement, would be beneficial in understanding the effects of collective bargaining.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDissertations, Academic.en_US
dc.subjectDecision making.en_US
dc.subjectGrievance procedures.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Administration and Higher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorConley, Sharonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGrant, Robert T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNelson, L.O.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9234898en_US
dc.identifier.oclc712789547en_US
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