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 an ethical dilemma with at least two major components. The most straightforward one is whether or not Dr. Burke and his tech coordinator, Mr. Cantor, acted in ways that put them in legal jeopardy. The second, which may be less pressing on the face but raises serious concerns, focuses on Dr. Burkes motives for his actions.
Educational Leadership in Action: A Casebook for Aspiring Educational Leaders
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Celso, Nicholas, "AUTHOR’S RESPONSE" (2015). Kean Publications. 1889.