CASE STUDY 14: CLOSED BOOKS, CLOSED MINDS
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: educational reforms, school safety, cultural differences, undocumented students, and social media. It provides students with snapshots of the day-to-day issues that educational administrators face. Each case study ends with explicit questions that direct students on interpretation. The chapter argues that teachers could project two-dimensional and three-dimensional presentations and books on a large screen while guiding students through engaging discussions. The organization and unique approach of Educational Leadership in Action allows for flexible use in courses for aspiring leaders to supplement core readings, reinforce central concepts, exemplify theory, and provide grounded examples to encourage learning. This essential compendium of cases prepares future leaders to frame problems, and develop strategies to meet the multiple challenges and competing demands in rapidly changing education contexts.
Educational Leadership in Action: A Casebook for Aspiring Educational Leaders
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Searson, Michael, "CASE STUDY 14: CLOSED BOOKS, CLOSED MINDS" (2015). Kean Publications. 1893.