Teacher unions, new unionism and shifting cultural metaphors


Simsek H., Seashore K.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.8, no.31, pp.93-113, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 31
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.93-113
  • Keywords: teacher unions, new unionism, school/educational reform, metaphors, unions as change agents, IMAGES

Abstract

Problem Statement: Since the 1980s, classical industrial unionism has been transforming itself in terms of redefining basic value system and strategies they use. Teacher unions are no exception. This paper draws on a study of a teachers union to initiate school-based change in a single state in the United States. The research was conducted as part of a broader initiative to examine the role of "new unionism" in local and state school reform.