ERIC Number: EJ804563
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Rooms with a View
Kearney, Kerri S.; Mathers, Judith K.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v10 n2 p1-18 2007
This case, based on actual events, was developed for a course in educational leadership or media management. Students will test their own processes for ethical leadership through this complex crisis in which a superintendent must decide whether to take public responsibility for questionable decisions made by his staff. This case highlights the media's ability to "spin the facts," to reach a large number of stakeholders quickly, and to become a major player in a political agenda. Decisions made by the superintendent have potential long-range repercussions on his continued leadership of the school district and on the statewide school system.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Superintendents, Case Method (Teaching Technique), School Administration, Mass Media Effects, Decision Making Skills, Leadership Effectiveness, Agenda Setting, Ethical Instruction, Administrator Education, Crisis Management, Public Relations
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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