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A Study on the Right Directions for the Development of korean Teachers' Organizations

Authors
Keywords
  • 교원단체
  • 교원단체기능
  • 교원단체활동
Disciplines
  • Law
  • Political Science

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to define some of the right directions for the development of the teachers' organizations especially in regard to collective bargaining, part of the vital function of that organizations, and political involvement and activities, which are emerging as the major point of dispute. And it's additionally meant to discuss the nature, function and position of the teachers' organizations in a productive way, as there are now more than one teacher's organizations in our country. For that purpose, the following research questions were posed: 1) What are the nature and function of the teachers' organizations, the significance of collective bargaining and political activities by the teachers' organizations? 2) What are the realities and problems of collective bargaining and political activities by the teachers' organizations? 3) What is the international trend for the development of the teachers' organizations in view of nature, collective bargaining and political activities? and what implications does it have for us? 4) What are teachers' opinions on the teachers' organizations? and what are their needs for them? 5) What kind of activities should be pursued by the teachers' organizations in the future? To address the research questions, literature concerned and earlier studies were reviewed, and a survey was conducted. Besides, interview was held with the people of the teachers' organizations and specialists. After those efforts were done, how the Korean teachers' organizations should function was presented in terms of (1) setup, nature and integration, (2) collective bargaining, (3) political activities by teachers and the teachers' organizations, and (4) relevant legal regulations.

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