Unit 1 – Collective Bargaining A Historical Perspective

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Unit 1-Prepare a reaction paper of at least 500 words synthesizing the following reading assignments.

1. Introduction of Collective Bargaining in Education: Negotiating Change in Today’s Schools (pp.1-6)

2. Chapter #1 of the text Collective Bargaining in Education: Negotiating Change in Today’s Schools (pp.7-27) [Chapter #1 is entitled, The History of Collective Bargaining among Teachers by Richard D. Kahlenberg]

3. Chapter #1 of the text Local Government Labor Relations: A Guide for Public Administrators by Joan E. Pynes and Joan M. Lafferty (pp.1-13)

Reaction Papers – The reaction papers provide an opportunity to analyze, synthesize and evaluate the lessons/textbook chapters.

These reaction papers are approximately 500-1500 words, are double spaced, posted in the assignment response section of the unit, and should contain at least 1 professional citation from another text, journal, web site, etc. that further substantiates the position of the student. The assignment should be completed using MS Word 2003 and submitted as an attached file in the assignment response area.

The reaction paper should demonstrate your comprehension of the following learning objectives:

•Defining collective bargaining and analyze the multiple perspectives that exist within the context of public education.

•Describing the historical conflict that has occurred between unions and management regarding the “scope” of collective bargaining.

•Explaining the impact that collective bargaining in the public sector has had on teacher unions including the more contemporary conceptions of “reform bargaining” versus “industrial bargaining.”

•Comparing and contrasting the most common positions of the detractors of collective bargaining to that of the supporters of collective bargaining in public education.

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