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ERIC Number: EJ817197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0957-8234
Using Case Studies to Visualize Success with First Year Principals
Sherman, Ann
Journal of Educational Administration, v46 n6 p752-761 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present a discussion of one element of a principal preparation graduate program that uses visualization as a technique to practice decision making. Design/methodology/approach: The author analyzed information collected from participants who created personal case studies using a visualization technique. Data also were collected through interviews and reflections of the new principals. Findings: A description of the use of visualization is offered including two examples of case studies using visualization. In the examples, new principals learned to make strong decisions about challenges and felt they developed problem-solving skills that they would use in the future. Research limitations/implications: The study was limited to case scenarios of two new principals. There is a need for a greater connection between university preparation programs and the daily reality of principals work. Practical implications: The suitability of the content of existing principal preparation programs warrants closer examination. Originality/value: This report contributes to the understanding of possible strategies for use in principal preparation programs that develop capacity and decision making.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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