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Teachers’ Unions and Education Reform in Comparative Contexts (Hardcover) (Lindsay M. Whorton)

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Teachers’ unions have long been controversial and divisive organizations, but criticism and distrust of them may be at an all-time high. This volume considers the prevailing assumption that unions successfully block change in education because they are primarily motivated to protect members’ interests. It challenges the conceptualization of teacher union motivation and provides a more nuanced account of unions’ interests, power and impact.

Through a series of international cases from the United States, Finland and the Canton of Zürich, this volume examines the hot-button issue of performance-related pay reform and compensation. It argues that a better understanding of the union-management relationship may be the key to securing more meaningful change and reform. It will be of use to scholars, policy-makers, union leaders, teachers and citizens who are interested in the possibilities for the union-management relationship, rather than the limitations.

Number of Pages: 289
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Educational Policy + Reform / General, Organizations + Institutions, Decision-Making + Problem Solving
Series Title: Routledge Research in Education Policy and Politics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Lindsay M. Whorton
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 50312554
UPC: 9781138860186
Item Number (DPCI): 248-05-5055
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