Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #6317
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; "Nearly forty years after negotiation of the first teachers' contract, controversy persists over the impact of collective bargaining on public education. Advocates contend that teacher unions are reforming schools; critics argue that they are laying waste to them. ... I have set out to determine the extent to which unions and contracts have affected school practices, to characterize the nature of those effects, and to try to account for different outcomes in different places." Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Districts and Their Schools; Ch 2: Reallocated Authority; Ch 3: Bargaining and Bureaucratization; Ch 4: Defining the Teacher's Job; Ch 5: Maintaining Staff Competence; Ch 6: Accomodation in the Schools; Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index. ; Ex-Library; xii, 253 pages.