The effects of the professional negotiator on teacher-school board negotiations as perceived by superintendents in selected Pennsylvania school districts and indicated by selected variables

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dc.contributor.advisor Riegle, Jack D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Loriscky, Charles E. (Charles Edward), 1941- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-pa en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:28:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:28:19Z
dc.date.created 1974 en_US
dc.date.issued 1974
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1974 .L68 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/177821
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate and report the effectiveness of theprofessional negotiator concerning the results of teacher-school board negotiations as perceived by randomly selected Pennsylvania school superintendents.A questionnaire was constructed and distributed to 104 randomly selected Pennsylvania school superintendents. A total of eighty-seven superintendents completed and returned the questionnaire. The responses of the superintendents to the questionnaire were used to determine: the degree to which thirty-one selected variables were negotiated into the 1973-74 teacher-school board contracts; the extent of the employment of professional negotiators by selected Pennsylvania school boards; the impact of the professional negotiator on teacher-school board contracts in selected Pennsylvania school districts and the value of the employment of a professional negotiator as perceived by randomly selected Pennsylvania school superintendents.The returned questionnaires were divided into two categories. One category consisted of responses from superintendents representing school boards who employed a professional negotiator; the second category involved responses from superintendents representing school boards who did not employ a professional negotiator. The superintendents of school districts in which a professional negotiator was employed were requested to respond to questions related to general characteristics of the school district, results of the negotiating process, and information related to the professional negotiator. The superintendents of school districts in which a professional negotiator was not employed were requested to respond to questions related to the general characteristics of the school district and the results of the negotiating process.Professional negotiators were employed by approximately 40 percent of the school boards included in the sample. The greater the pupil enrollment the greater the probability the school board employed a professional negotiator. Most professional negotiators reported in the study were trained to be attorneys. The employment of a professional negotiator by the school board delayed the date of agreement upon a contract and increased the probability that the negotiations arrived at impasse. Professional negotiators negotiated a broader range of variables into the teacher-school board contracts than other school board negotiators. The average minimum and maximum teacher salaries at selected levels were higher in school districts represented by a professional negotiator than in school districts not represented by a professional negotiator. The most frequently given reason for employing a professional negotiator was to reduce teacher-administrator tension. Over 90 percent of the superintendents included in the sample expressed satisfaction with the professional negotiator employed by the school board. en_US
dc.format.extent x, 126 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teacher-school board relationships. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Collective bargaining -- Teachers -- Pennsylvania. en_US
dc.title The effects of the professional negotiator on teacher-school board negotiations as perceived by superintendents in selected Pennsylvania school districts and indicated by selected variables en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/414150 en_US


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