Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration: Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership (New edition)
By: Agnes E. Smith (author), David L. Gray (author)Paperback
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'I would adopt Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration for use in my course because of its relevancy and appropriateness in depth and breadth' - Olusegun A. Sogunro, Central Connecticut State University '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 'Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration is concise and readable. The authors have presented important issues that future administrators should consider' - Rodney Davis, Troy University Dothan Campus Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration presents real-life case studies portraying the challenges that today's school leaders face, including issues of diversity, school improvement, and limited resources. Authors David Gray and Agnes Smith give prospective school leaders opportunities to practice resolving complex issues in primary and secondary school settings through reflective questions, activities and authentic assessment tools for skill development. This is an excellent supplemental text for graduate courses in both educational leadership and administration.
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 Case 1: A Teacher's Absences Create Problems: Holding Educators Accountable for Excesive Absence Case 2: A Good Teacher Turns Bad: Stress at Home Creates Problems at School Case 3: Experienced Teachers Need Clear Expectations, Too: Handling Conflicts with Practiced Educators Case 4: Grandmother's Medicine: A Medical Emergency at School Case 5: Is Dismissal Justified? An Effective Teacher Faces a Moral Issue Case 6: School Property Is Missing: An Employee Is Caught Stealing Case 7: Who Has the Missing Crayons? Dealing with Chronic Theft Case 8: A Good Student Earns Detention: Poor Grades for Misbehavior at School Case 9: Copyright and the Computer: Regulations Governing Technology Case 10: Too Much Parent Involvement! Organizations Need Boundaries Case 11: Double Promotion? Parents Want Child to Skip a Grade Case 12: A Problem with Inclusion: Inadequate Resources for Special Education Case 13: Poor Evaluations for a Teacher: Reassigning an Ineffective Educator Case 14: Missing Booster Club Funds: Athletic Funds are Lost Case 15: Mentoring New Teachers: A Transition to the Classroom Case 16: A Gift for the Principal: "Fringe" Benefits? Case 17: Unprofessional Behavior: A Teacher Retains a Student Who Didn't Fail Case 18: It All Depends on the Numbers: Teacher Success Is Based on Test Scores Case 19: All A's Are Not Enough: Rewards Must Be Earned Case 20: The Community Won't Understand: Diversity Becomes Unpopular Case 21: Every Day Counts: School Attendance Is Important Case 22: Illegal Drugs At School: Zero Tolerance Policies Case 23: Internet Use Violations: Threats over the World Wide Web Bibliography Appendix A: ISLLC Standards Appendix B: Annotated Suggested Readings Index About the Authors
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