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ERIC Number: EJ1060631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
When Leadership and Policy Making Collide: The Valley View Middle School Experience
Hodge, Warren A.; Osborne-Lampkin, La'Tara
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v6 Sep 2014
This case demonstrates the multifaceted nature of the school uniform debate. It shows how conflicts and tensions between stakeholder groups develop and persist when policymakers and school leaders allow hidden agendas and communication barriers to subvert the decision- and policymaking processes. In particular, the case demonstrates what happens when a school improvement initiative is not adequately vetted and instead cultivates conflicts that distract teachers and students from their core tasks--teaching and learning. The case can be used to explore and understand school leadership, policymaking, and the change process, particularly when they are addressed in graduate college courses such as educational leadership, organizational theory, and educational policy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment
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