Case studies are a wonderful way to engage future educators in real-life problem solving. Unlike most textbooks, which give the students information and provide answers for future examinations, case studies are open-ended and require active thinking and learning forcing future educators to think and act like an actual school administrator. All New Real-Life Case Studies for School Administrators details topics that are paramount in today's schools and provides educators advice in dealing with the issues. The case studies in this book include: _
William Hayes has been a high school teacher, assistant principal, high school principal, superintendent of schools, adjunct professor, and for the past nine years has served as chairman of the Teacher Education Division at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.
Chapter 1 Case Study 1 - Should We Get Rid of Our Middle Schools?: restructuring a district Chapter 2 Case Study 2 - The Best Candidate: site-based management Chapter 3 Case Study 3 - There is Just Not Enough Time in the School Day: school-sponsored activities Chapter 4 Case Study 4 - The Strike: unions Chapter 5 Case Study 5 - The Wild Coach: personnel problems Chapter 6 Case Study 6 - How Do We Improve Reading Scores?: curriculum development Chapter 7 Case Study 7 - The Mothers for Decent Lunches: health concerns Chapter 8 Case Study 8 - The Dilemma of Charter Schools: school choice Chapter 9 Case Study 9 - Bullying, Is It Really That Big of a Problem?: enforcing discipline Chapter 10 Case Study 10 - Should We Let Them Print What They Want?: freedom of speech Chapter 11 Case Study 11 - Training Rules: discipline policies Chapter 12 Case Study 12 - The Need for Parental Involvement: gaining parental support Chapter 13 Case Study 13 - Do We Really Have a Free Public Education?: fundraising Chapter 14 Case Study 14 - Gifted and Talented Education Program?: funding gifted programs Chapter 15 Case Study 15 - Church and State: freedom of religion Chapter 16 Case Study 16 - Is the System Really Fair?: discipline policies Chapter 17 Case Study 17 - What Should We Do with the Extra Money?: state funding Chapter 18 Case Study 18 - Military Recruiters in Schools: students' right to privacy Chapter 19 Case Study 19 - Closing a School: restructuring a district Chapter 20 Case Study 20 - A School Dress Code: student dress Chapter 21 Case Study 21 - What to Do about Cell Phones?: cell phone use in schools Chapter 22 Case Study 22 - Will More Time in School Really Make a Difference?: extended school day Chapter 23 Case Study 23 - How Can We Make Our Schools Secure?: school security Chapter 24 Case Study 24 - Are School Librarians Becoming Obsolete?: personnel questions Chapter 25 Case Study 25 - We Can't Just Kick Him Out: discipline and students with special needs Chapter 26 Case Study 26 - We Need to Get Serious about Protecting the Environment: school and community relations