ERIC Number: ED482627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Case Studies on Educational Administration. Third Edition.
Kowalski, Theodore J.
This book contains 24 case studies selected to demonstrate the different types of challenges in contemporary educational leadership. It is intended to help prospective administrators develop decision-making skills. The cases are quite complex with multiple viewpoints and aspects. They represent a range of problems encountered by practitioners in local districts and individual schools and are meant to be indicative of the way problems exist in the real world of practice. For example, a case may involve conflict resolution, effective communication, power, participatory decision-making, and leadership style. The narrative forms of the cases differ as well. Some are divided into sections with information about the community, school district, school, and the incident presented under subheadings. Others contain a great deal of dialogue. Variation in the way information is presented is meant to reflect the unevenness of communication that exits in districts and schools. Following each case are three components: (1) the challenge, a question or action for the reader; (2) a set of key issues and questions related to the topics of the case; and a list of suggested readings. The book also contains a matrix of topics by case number and a subject index. (WFA)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Guides, Administrators, Boards of Education, Case Studies, Educational Administration, Educational Assessment, Educational Finance, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Practices, Higher Education, Institutional Advancement, Instructional Leadership, School Administration, School Based Management, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Evaluation, Theory Practice Relationship, Women Administrators
Allyn & Bacon/Longman Publishing, a Pearson Education Company, 1760 Gould Street, Needham Heights, MA 02494. Web site: http://www.abacon.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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