This chapter presents a complex, real-life, accessible case study in expecting the best to provoke and stimulate conversation around practical problems and alternative solutions that confront educational leaders today. These cases cover a wide range of topics, including: teacher evaluations, educational reforms, school safety, cultural differences, undocumented students, and social media. Each case study has three alternative responses written by experienced educational administrators and academics. The respondents were asked to identify the primary problem, along with secondary problems, and to provide a strategy that will address the problems identified. The chapter presents a common and serious safety situation. The primary issue is lack of appropriate communication with parents and supervision of students that resulted in unsafe conditions for students. The secondary problem is the bullying incident, which could have been prevented with appropriate supervision. Finally, the bullying incident needs to be addressed in strict compliance with state HIB protocols.
Educational Leadership in Action: A Casebook for Aspiring Educational Leaders
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Searson, Michael, "AUTHOR’S RESPONSE" (2015). Kean Publications. 1885.