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Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration: Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership

Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration: Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership

ISBN 9781412927536
Edition 1
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Publisher SAGE Publications, Inc
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Overview
Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration: Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership presents real-life case studies portraying the challenges that today's school leaders face, including issues of diversity, school improvement, and limited resources. Authors David L. Gray and Agnes E. Smith give prospective school leaders opportunities to practice resolving complex issues in K–12 school settings through reflective questions, activities, and authentic assessment tools for skill development.Key Features:· Bridges the gap between classroom theories about leadership and their use in school settings: 25 cases present thought-provoking accounts of actual events relating to the knowledge and skills that instructional leaders must demonstrate when balancing the needs of a school's multiple stakeholders.Ties cases to effective best practices of instructional leaders: Provides a case matrix in which cases are correlated to the ISLLC Standards and key issues are highlighted Offers a “Guide to Using Case Studies: This special feature orients students to a structured process for analyzing the types of educational problems they are most likely to face.Introduces students to specific challenges: School leaders must be sensitive to a wide array of issues; this book helps them develop the necessary decision-making, communication, resource management, and interpersonal relations skills.Intended Audience:This is an excellent supplemental text for graduate courses in Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, and Principalship.“I would adopt Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration for use in my course because of its relevancy and appropriateness in depth and breadth.—Olusegun A. Sogunro, Central Connecticut State University“The cases are good for in-class use. The length of these cases makes it easy to assign them to be read during class.—Roger Shouse, The Pennsylvania State University“Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration is concise and readable. The authors have presented important issues that future administrators should consider.—Rodney Davis, Troy University Dothan Campus
Overview
Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration: Addressing Challenges for Educational Leadership presents real-life case studies portraying the challenges that today's school leaders face, including issues of diversity, school improvement, and limited resources. Authors David L. Gray and Agnes E. Smith give prospective school leaders opportunities to practice resolving complex issues in K–12 school settings through reflective questions, activities, and authentic assessment tools for skill development.Key Features:· Bridges the gap between classroom theories about leadership and their use in school settings: 25 cases present thought-provoking accounts of actual events relating to the knowledge and skills that instructional leaders must demonstrate when balancing the needs of a school's multiple stakeholders.Ties cases to effective best practices of instructional leaders: Provides a case matrix in which cases are correlated to the ISLLC Standards and key issues are highlighted Offers a “Guide to Using Case Studies: This special feature orients students to a structured process for analyzing the types of educational problems they are most likely to face.Introduces students to specific challenges: School leaders must be sensitive to a wide array of issues; this book helps them develop the necessary decision-making, communication, resource management, and interpersonal relations skills.Intended Audience:This is an excellent supplemental text for graduate courses in Educational Leadership, Educational Administration, and Principalship.“I would adopt Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration for use in my course because of its relevancy and appropriateness in depth and breadth.—Olusegun A. Sogunro, Central Connecticut State University“The cases are good for in-class use. The length of these cases makes it easy to assign them to be read during class.—Roger Shouse, The Pennsylvania State University“Case Studies in 21st Century School Administration is concise and readable. The authors have presented important issues that future administrators should consider.—Rodney Davis, Troy University Dothan Campus

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