All New Real-Life Case Studies for Teachers is an up-to-date series of case studies or situations which can be used in both undergraduate and graduate teacher education classes, either as a main text or a supplementary text. In addition, it provides an excellent tool for in-service opportunities for experienced teachers at every level. Issues dealing with everything from the impact of the federal laws to choosing a graduate's first teaching job are included. Each situation outlines a problem that teachers could face at any level or in any subject matter. Case studies have proven to be an important element in the education of professionals in areas such as law, accounting, business, as well as in school administration. Using this teaching technique for future teachers can only enhance their education.
Real-life, contemporary issues form the basis of William Hayes's book, All New Real-Life Case Studies for Teachers. Those preparing to be twenty-first-century education leaders will benefit from Hayes's book, which develops skills and reinforces dispositions essential for being effective in today's schools. The cases are written with clarity and insight and are given in a storytelling style that makes each one quite interesting. The issues presented are compelling and relevant to what is occurring in schools. Thoughtful, open-ended questions and a list of resources for additional background accompany each case. I am recommending Hayes's book to my faculty.
R. Lloyd Jaeger
Evolving research about professional learning communities identifies the essential task of developing collaborative school cultures, which cultivate staff capacity for analyzing the data and factors that influence student learning within schools. William Hayes' case studies are great tools for simulating quality discourse and enhancing leaders' capacities to engage school colleagues in the collaborative surfacing of and discussion about local issues and data that can result in improved student learning.
Gregory C. Geer
The relevance of Hayes' choices of case studies in All New Real Life Case Studies for Teachers can not be overemphasized. The complex issues presented are written in a succinct yet compelling manner that presents the reader with a wide range of authentic contemporary school issues. As a recent school district superintendent and now as an assistant professor of educational leadership, I appreciate the flexibility inherent in this collection. This interesting book has applications ranging from use by the superintendent in board and leadership team development to serving as the subject of a book talk for professional development with staff or a parent-teacher organization. For education professors, it provides material that will spark discourse in any classroom concerning education. This is a book that spurs multifaceted reflection for anyone interested in schooling.
Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date: 9/16/2009
Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)
Meet the Author
William Hayes has been a high school social studies teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, superintendent of schools, adjunct professor, associate professor, and chairman of the Teacher Education Division at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Case Study 1: Is a Pay-for-Performance System a Good Idea for Schools? Chapter 4 Case Study 2: The Boy Crisis Chapter 5 Case Study 3:There is Not Enough Time in the Day Chapter 6 Case Study 4: What is Fair? What is Right? Chapter 7 Case Study 5: Helicopter Parent Chapter 8 Case Study 6: The Ongoing Debate on Block Scheduling Chapter 9 Case Study 7: An Autistic Student in a Regular Classroom Chapter 10 Case Study 8: Educating Gifted Students Chapter 11 Case Study 9: We Can't Keep Loosing So Many Kids Chapter 12 Case Study 10: Do We Really Have to Bribe Them? Chapter 13 Case Study 11: He Hasn't Helped Me at All Chapter 14 Case Study 12: The Cultural Dilemma Chapter 15 Case Study 13: What Should the Curriculum Be? Chapter 16 Case Study 14: You Are Both the Judge and the Jury Chapter 17 Case Study 15: A Difficult But Important Decision Chapter 18 Case Study 16: Every Teacher Must Be a Teacher of Language Arts and Mathematics Chapter 19 Case Study 17: I Want to Design My Own Lessons Chapter 20 Case Study 18: Where Do I Start? Chapter 21 Case Study 19: I Don't Want to Start a Big Controversy Chapter 22 Case Study 20: They Want Me to Be the Advisor Chapter 23 Case Study 21: Teachers Versus Machines Chapter 24 Case Study 22: What to Do about Facebook? Chapter 25 Case Study 23: I Should Have Had a Rubric Chapter 26 Case Study 24: The Unruly Class