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Teachers' Unions and Interest Group Politics : A Study in the Behaviour of Organised Teachers in England and Wales - R. D. Coates

Teachers' Unions and Interest Group Politics

A Study in the Behaviour of Organised Teachers in England and Wales

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Published: 22nd January 1973
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Teachers are amongst the most highly organised of English workers. They campaigned in the 1960s for educational expenditure of an unprecedented size; and they apparently cast aside a century of professional exclusiveness and hostility to manual unionism through their affiliation to the TUC in the seventies. The reasons for these radical changes in the behaviour of organised teachers and their significance for British politics in the 1970s, are assessed in this important study - a serious and comprehensive attempt to describe and explain the activities of all the major teachers' associations in England and Wales. The author relates his main theme to the behaviour of organised groups outside the education sector. In particular, his arguments on the determinants of interest group behaviour and analysis of white collar militancy are couched in terms applicable to a variety of organisations that faced governments in western democracies.

Preface
Glossary of educational terms and abbreviations
Teachers and their Associations
Traditional forms of teacher pressure
The limits of traditional pressure
Relationships of power and the changing context of bargaining
Organisational unity and professional self-government
Militancy
The alliance for educational advance
The alliance with organised labour
The determinants of interest group behaviour
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521097529
ISBN-10: 0521097525
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 156
Published: 22nd January 1973
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.21