Audience: Teachers, Policymakers, Administrators
Forward, Together: Better Schools Through Labor-Management Collaboration
Collaboration between management and labor unions is a critical precursor to improving student outcomes, yet few school districts have tried to bridge the gap. What do districts need in order to break out of the "us-versus-them" paradigm that is so prevalent in America's schools?
This report argues that if labor-management collaboration is to become the rule rather than the exception for public education in America, every district should have access to useful research on effective labor-management practices.
Labor-management collaboration can affect positive changes in relationships, practices, and policies that currently do not benefit students. This report provides a knowledge base for districts that are ready and willing to adopt a collaborative approach.
Here's what you'll find in the report:
- The response to the 2011 Advancing Student Achievement Through Labor-Management Collaboration conference and the lessons learned from it, reviews what districts have accomplished a year after the event, and participants' perceptions of the conference's strengths and weaknesses
- Factors that promote effective labor-management collaboration
- Factors that impede effective labor-management collaboration
- Types of technical assistance that conference participants said would strengthen their collaboration efforts
- Conclusions about the findings from the conference and recommendations for conference planners, labor and management leaders, and technical assistance providers
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Format: PDF | Copyright: 2007
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