Case Studies on Educational Administration / Edition 5

Case Studies on Educational Administration / Edition 5

by Theodore J. Kowalski
     
 

ISBN-10: 020550907X

ISBN-13: 9780205509072

Pub. Date: 05/09/2007

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

A collection of case studies for prospective school administrators that emphasizes problem solving, decision-making, and effective management.

Based on the conviction that effective practice in school administration requires both leadership and management, this text provides a mix of problems that require administrative decisions as presented in 24 open-ended

Overview

A collection of case studies for prospective school administrators that emphasizes problem solving, decision-making, and effective management.

Based on the conviction that effective practice in school administration requires both leadership and management, this text provides a mix of problems that require administrative decisions as presented in 24 open-ended case studies. In today’s reform-minded, information-based society, practitioners must be able to frame problems correctly and then make effective decisions to ameliorate them. As leaders, district and school-level administrators are expected to focus on what should be done to improve schools; as managers, they are expected to focus on how to do things successfully. The cases in this book are designed to make students think about common problems of practice by encouraging them to bridge theory and practice. Each case provides an active form of learning, allowing students to demonstrate their ability to apply knowledge to common problem situations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205509072
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
05/09/2007
Series:
Alternative eText Formats Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Matrix of Topics by Case Numberix
Introduction1
Case 1Fear of Outcome-Based Education11
Case 2Protecting the Organization: Legitimate Power or Compromise?21
Case 3A Bully's Threat29
Case 4Lounge Talk37
Case 5An Assistant Principal Who Does Not Fit the Image45
Case 6Using Committees to Make Key Decisions53
Case 7The Principal Changes Some Valued Rules61
Case 8An Effort to Study Site-Based Management69
Case 9Different Perceptions of Effective Teaching77
Case 10A Matter of Honor87
Case 11The Closed-Door Policy97
Case 12Captain Punishment107
Case 13The Stepping Stone117
Case 14The One-Skill Superintendent127
Case 15Who Will Censure this Board Member?135
Case 16Does the Punishment Fit the Offense?143
Case 17Site-Based Conflict151
Case 18Is This All There is?159
Case 19The Clinic Controversy167
Case 20Substance Abuse and Student Discipline177
Case 21Let's Not Rap187
Case 22We don't Want the Devil Teaching Spelling195
Case 23Does Decentralization Lead to Inequities?205
Case 24The Principal's Vision217
Subject Index225

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