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The Career of the Bay City Public School Custodian [microform] : A Sociological Inquiry / David M. Rafky
Bib ID 5240630
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Rafky, David M
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1972 
140 p. 
Summary

As a result of status dilemma and lack of respect from teachers, administrators, and others, the career of the Bay City public school custodian is generally characterized by horizontal mobility. Infrequently, custodians will adjust to this situation by "training" teachers or avoiding them, although they usually bid for or transfer to schools which they feel will provide satisfactory staff and community relations. Another response to status inconsistency is political activity, wherein Bay City custodians campaign for politicians in exchange for some measure of control over their working conditions and their lives in general. This monograph examines the backgrounds of the custodians and their required job skills. Both a literature review and a sociological model are used to structure a series of in-depth interviews of custodians in a city of average size. (Author/AG)

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Sponsoring Agency: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Blue Collar Occupations.  |  Career Development.  |  Custodian Training.  |  Employment Patterns.  |  Job Skills.  |  Labor Problems.  |  Occupational Mobility.  |  Political Attitudes.  |  Public Schools.  |  School Maintenance.  |  Social Relations.  |  Sociocultural Patterns.  |  Socioeconomic Status.  |  Vocational Adjustment.  |  Michigan (Bay City)  |  Custodians
Other authors/contributors Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. Graduate School of Education
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