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ERIC Number: ED399624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
A Case for Cases: Using the Case Method in the Preparation of Administrators.
Diamantes, Thomas
This paper describes why the use of a modified case method is useful in teaching concepts of school administration to educators entering public school administration. The paper defines the case method and differentiates it from other techniques and purposes; offers a history of case-study methodology that explains why the method caught on in law and business but not in educational administration; compares the advantages and disadvantages of various methods of instructional delivery; examines several perspectives of case planning and implementation; and presents a program using student-generated case studies. Finally, the paper explains how to use the discussion starter, a modified case study. The discussion starter omits complete narratives or scenarios and simply presents the question or dilemma pertinent to current issues in educational leadership. Seven sample discussion-starter exercises for graduate-level course work are included. (Contains 14 references.) (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors in Educational Administration (Corpus Christi, TX, August 1996).