How Can I Fix It? Finding Solutions and Managing Dilemmas, An Educator's Road Map / Edition 1

How Can I Fix It? Finding Solutions and Managing Dilemmas, An Educator's Road Map / Edition 1

by Larry Cuban
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807740497

ISBN-13: 9780807740491

Pub. Date: 04/13/2001

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807740491
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
04/13/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part IFraming Problems and Dilemmas3
What Is a Problem?4
The Problem-Solving Process5
Framing a Problem: The Blame Trap8
Tame and Wicked Problems (a.k.a. Dilemmas)9
Analyzing a Dilemma12
Is the Distinction Between Tame Problems and Dilemmas Useful?14
The Case of the Disappointed High-School Department Head17
Questions20
How to Analyze Situations in Framing Problems and Dilemmas20
Reframing Problems and Dilemmas22
Common Questions That Arise When Practitioners Begin Reframing Problems and Dilemmas27
Applying Problem and Dilemma Framing to Actual Cases31
The Parent-Teacher Conference32
Questions34
Placing Students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School34
Questions35
The Trials of a First-Year Teacher35
Questions40
Part IIChange41
Thinking and Doing Change41
Types of Planned Change43
Incremental Changes43
Fundamental Changes44
Is the Distinction Between Incremental and Fundamental Change Important?46
Applying Concepts of Change to Actual Cases47
Making Hummer a Good School51
Janice Sunshine's 5th Grade Class53
Questions56
Appendix AThe Case of the Disappointed High-School Department Head: My Answers to Questions57
Appendix BReframing the Dilemma of the Disappointed High-School Department Head61
Notes63
References67
About the Author69

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