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ERIC Number: ED347317
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Maytown In-Basket.
Weeks, Bill
Materials are provided for "Maytown In-Basket," a case study in agricultural leadership. This activity is described as one in which students in the agricultural education undergraduate leadership course at the Oklahoma State University are placed in the role of director of a rural rehabilitation district. Ten "in-basket" items are provided. The teacher is directed to tell the director/student to respond to each item, that is, students are not to tell what they would do, but are to do it. The activity is intended to be completed by individual students; a 1-week time limit is recommended. The packet consists of these materials: an instruction sheet, background information sheets on the Maytown community, biographical sketches of the director and key employees, and the "in-basket" items. The goals for the activity are to discover general management principles through problem solving, to examine one's own management style, and to plan applications of management principles. These issues are considered in the exercises: employment of ex-convicts to work around young people; public official's acceptance of gifts and tax write-off gifts; responsibility for the financial situations or moral behavior of employees; responsiveness to pressure from religious or minority groups and to political pressure; responsibility to enforce the law; and dealing with adverse publicity. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A