A longitudinal study of the changes in staff development and professional growth opportunities as reflected in the master contracts of the public school corporations of Indiana, 1982-1983 and 1988-1989

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dc.contributor.advisor Riegle, Jack D. en_US
dc.contributor.author Mola, James H. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:29:10Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:29:10Z
dc.date.created 1991 en_US
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1991 .M65 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/178713
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to determine if the language of the negotiated agreements of Indiana School Corporations was reflected in professional growth and staff development activities. Collective bargaining agreements during 1982-1983 and 1988-1989 from 289 Indiana School Corporations were compared to identify the existence, if any, of (a) a trend in the acknowledgement of professional growth and staff development-related statements found in the contracts, and (b) policy statements delineating how staff development activities and curriculum-related activities were to be conducted in schools. Contract language in which comparisons appeared to be significant were subjected to the Friedman Two-way Analysis of Variance (Friedman ANOVA) to determine whether or not comparisons were statistically significant at the .05 level. Such statistically significant comparisons also helped to determine whether or not school corporations incorporated contract language, which gave instructional staff a legal position in decisions which affected teacher professional growth and participation in curriculum-related matters.Conclusions1. Compared to small enrollment Indiana School Corporations (3,000 students or less), large enrollment Indiana School Corporations (3,001 or more students) were more likely than statistically expected to provide salary compensation for higher levels of teacher education training and sabbatical leave compensation at statistically significant levels of .05 or less, based upon use of the chi-square statistic.2. The research findings failed to support movement toward greater Indiana School Corporation contract language in 1982-1983 and 1988-1989 in most of the specified staff development factors under investigation in the research. Therefore, contrary to the literature which claimed that collective bargaining would be used as a vehicle for staff development change, collective bargaining has not provided structural support for such change among Indiana School Corporations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Leadership
dc.format.extent viii, 130 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Collective bargaining -- Teachers -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Public law -- Indiana. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- In-service training. en_US
dc.title A longitudinal study of the changes in staff development and professional growth opportunities as reflected in the master contracts of the public school corporations of Indiana, 1982-1983 and 1988-1989 en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/833000 en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/uhtbin/catkey/1837929


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