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ERIC Number: EJ1080977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
There's Battle Lines Being Drawn
Schumacher, Gary; Hammonds, Craig
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v18 n4 p330-337 Dec 2015
This case is written for graduate students in a superintendency seminar course, a school-community relations course, or a school leadership course, such as a school politics course. It presents a highly charged school referendum issue in a school district that is comprised of two distinctly different communities. An initial referendum to construct a new middle school failed by a wide margin. The voting outcome was split along community lines. The ensuing backlash was serious and threatened the very existence of the school district. The case provides an opportunity to examine two issues: potential causes for the failure of the first referendum and an analysis of change theory and its application to a planning process that will lead.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
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