Case Studies for Educational Leadership gives educational leadership students an opportunity to project themselves into real-life administrative situations and prepare for their future positions in the field. Each case study contained in this practical first edition book asks students to analyze complex problems, consider the moral ramifications of their approach, think on their feet, and ultimately solve the issue at hand.
Appropriate as a supplemental text or a main text to a range of educational leadership courses, this text thoroughly presents the key areas of educational leadership, including instructional leadership; ethics and management; organization and development of curriculum and its alignment with instruction with assessment; supervision of personnel; school community relations and strategic planning; and diversity issues in educational leadership.
This book provides a wealth of suggestions, techniques and ideas for the novice instructor. It does not promote a particular teaching style or theoretical orientation, but draws upon recent research findings and years of experience in the trenches of higher education. There are helpful hints on such topics as writing the syllabus, handling complains about unfair test questions and grades, preventing cheating, improving teaching performance, using active learning techniques, and lecturing effectively. Using short mini essays and chapters, the book covers the whole spectrum of teaching at the postsecondary level, from the instructor's first-day jitters to preparing a tenure portfolio.
Assessing Academic Achievement approaches student assessment as an integral component of a total educational plan.
The author draws on years of first-hand experience in both public school and university settings, suggesting that frequently educators disconnect assessment from the other elements of their educational plan. This book balances traditional methods of assessment with an investigation and evaluation of alternative, â authentic assessmentâ approaches. The result is an eclectic approach that exposes students to a full range of assessment principles.
This text offers insight into some overlooked aspects of counseling, from subtle considerations to be given to initial client contact to the preservation of the counselor's own vitality in a demanding profession.
This informal, user-friendly text is intended to provide a journey by author and reader along some of the less-traveled roads of counseling. Topics covered in this journey include: attention to the powerful aspects of the language we choose to use; the elements of teaching that are integral to counseling; ethical and moral issues of concern; and potential pitfalls of a profession that draws from the essence of the counselor.