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Real School Issues

Case Studies for Educators

Edited by Laura Trujillo-Jenks and Rebecca Ratliffe Fredrickson

Real School Issues: Case Studies for Educators shares a series of application-based activities that highlight school issues and that are presented in each chapter with a case study, a brief literature review and guiding discussion questions, to be used with undergraduate and graduate students, and current educators. Across the globe, there are many unforeseen problems throughout our schools, such as issues in Curriculum and Instruction; Assessment and Testing; Classroom Management, Student Discipline and Campus Safety; Educator Ethical Issues; or Parents and Outside Stakeholders. This book uses researched based, problem-solving measures to help graduate and undergraduate students, as well as current educators, construct and develop potential solutions to these problems. The focus of this book is to be used as a tool to assisting learners to use researched based methods to assist them in problem solving “real world” problems in a theoretical, “safe” environment of the classroom where they can be lead and assisted by their colleagues, peers, and instructors. « less more »
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 190Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4758-3137-5 • Hardback • May 2017 • $60.00 • (£39.95)
978-1-4758-3138-2 • Paperback • April 2017 • $30.00 • (£19.95)
978-1-4758-3139-9 • eBook • April 2017 • $29.99 • (£19.95)
LAURA TRUJILLO-JENKS is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Texas Woman’s University, where she teaches courses in the Educational Leadership program. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.

REBECCA R. FREDRICKSON is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Texas Woman’s University where she teaches courses in Curriculum and Instruction

Section I: Issues That Affect the Classroom

Chapter 1: Poor Classroom Management and the First Year Teacher
Sarah K. McMahan

Chapter 2: Investigating the Demands and Challenges of Critical Thinking Instruction
Gina Anderson and Jody Piro

Chapter 3: Academic Support and Motivation During Second Language Acquisition: Serious Considerations for Educators
Melinda Cowart and Savanna Doroodchi

Section II: Issues that Affect the School Campus

Chapter 4: The American-Type International School: A Question of Ethics
Warren G. Ortloff, Luz Marina Escobar, and Ava Munoz

Chapter 5: The Teacher and the Second Job
Laura Trujillo-Jenks and Rebecca R. Fredrickson

Chapter 6: Innovation and State Testing: The Challenges of a University Charter School
Wesley D. Hickey and Joanna Neel

Chapter 7: Psychosocial Factors Impacting Bullying in a School Context: Responses for Campus Safety
Shannon R. Scott, Kathy DeOrnellas, and Lisa H. Rosen

Section III: Issues that Affect the School’s Relationship with Stakeholders

Chapter 8: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Sophie’s Journey
Karen Dunlap

Chapter 9: Every Student Counts: Did She Really Say That?
Teresa Starrett

Chapter 10: Teaching Students to Learn or Teaching to the Test?
Patrick M. Jenlink

Chapter 11: Purpose, Processes, and Change: Issues Parents and Stakeholders Bring to Schools
Peggy Malone

About the Editors

About the Contributors

As an adjunct professor and public school administrator, this is must read. Real School Issues: Case Studies for Educators provides support and guidance to tackle concerns affecting schools today. The authors weave years of research within applied learning activities in a persuasive and engaging format.
Debbie Cano, Director of Intervention, Denton ISD

Finally there is a publication that every administrator can use to prepare new teachers for real issues in today's classrooms. In REAL School Issues: Case Studies for Educators, the authors have hit a home run by putting together a wonderful collection of contemporary topics and case studies for preservice training. This is a book that every leader will want to add to their reference toolkit.
Gary T. Ray, Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing, Texas State University