Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership

ISBN-10: 1412927536
ISBN-13: 9781412927536
Edition: 2007
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Description: ???The cases are good for in-class use. The length of these cases makes it easy to assign them to be read during class.??????Roger Shouse, "The Pennsylvania State University" DIVERSITY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT LIMITED RESOURCESUnderstanding issues faced  More...

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List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

???The cases are good for in-class use. The length of these cases makes it easy to assign them to be read during class.??????Roger Shouse, "The Pennsylvania State University" DIVERSITY SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT LIMITED RESOURCESUnderstanding issues faced by today??'s school leaders??? Authors David L. Gray and Agnes E. Smith have written a book of cases to give prospective school leaders opportunities to resolve complex issues in K???12 school settings through reflective questions, activities, and authentic assessment tools for skill development. Key Features: Presents thought-provoking case studies based on actual events relating to the knowledge and skills instructional leaders must demonstrate when balancing the needs of stakeholdersProvides a matrix in which cases are correlated to the ISLLC Standards and key issues are highlighted Offers a ???Guide to Using Case Studies??? that helps guide students in their analysis of the types of educational problems they are most likely to faceIntroduces students to specific challenges that will help them practice their decision-making, communication, resource management, and interpersonal relations skillsTalk to the author! dgray@usouthal.edu

David Gray is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at The University of South Alabama. A former teacher and school principal, he teaches a number of courses in the educational administration and leadership areas. He has published extensively in journals and is a contributor to Developing the Effective Teacher: Hiring, Evaluation, and Retention Practices for the School Administrator (Aspen Publishers).

Agnes Smith  is Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at The University of South Alabama. She has published widely in education journals. She is a former teacher and school principal.

Preface
Acknowledgment
Guide to Using Case Studies
A Matrix of Case Studies
A Teacher's Absences Create Problems: Holding Educators Accountable for Excesive Absence
A Good Teacher Turns Bad: Stress at Home Creates Problems at School
Experienced Teachers Need Clear Expectations, Too: Handling Conflicts with Practiced Educators
Grandmother's Medicine: A Medical Emergency at School
Is Dismissal Justified? An Effective Teacher Faces a Moral Issue
School Property Is Missing: An Employee Is Caught Stealing
Who Has the Missing Crayons? Dealing with Chronic Theft
A Good Student Earns Detention: Poor Grades for Misbehavior at School
Copyright and the Computer: Regulations Governing Technology
Too Much Parent Involvement! Organizations Need Boundaries
Double Promotion? Parents Want Child to Skip a Grade
A Problem with Inclusion: Inadequate Resources for Special Education
Poor Evaluations for a Teacher: Reassigning an Ineffective Educator
Missing Booster Club Funds: Athletic Funds are Lost
Mentoring New Teachers: A Transition to the Classroom
A Gift for the Principal: "Fringe" Benefits?
Unprofessional Behavior: A Teacher Retains a Student Who Didn't Fail
It All Depends on the Numbers: Teacher Success Is Based on Test Scores
All A's Are Not Enough: Rewards Must Be Earned
The Community Won't Understand: Diversity Becomes Unpopular
Every Day Counts: School Attendance Is Important
Illegal Drugs At School: Zero Tolerance Policies
Internet Use Violations: Threats over the World Wide Web
Bibliography
ISLLC Standards
Annotated Suggested Readings
Index
About the Authors

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