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How can I fix it? : finding solutions and managing dilemmas : an educator's road map

Author: Larry Cuban
Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a new look at classrooms and schools that demonstrates how our approach to solving the routine conflictsof school life may have as much to do with the crises in our schools as the conflicts themselves.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Cuban
ISBN: 0807740497 9780807740491
OCLC Number: 45655090
Description: x, 69 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Framing Problems and Dilemmas --
What Is a Problem? --
The Problem-Solving Process --
Framing a Problem: The Blame Trap --
Tame and Wicked Problems (a.k.a. Dilemmas) --
Analyzing a Dilemma --
Is the Distinction Between Tame Problems and Dilemmas Useful? --
The Case of the Disappointed High-School Department Head --
How to Analyze Situations in Framing Problems and Dilemmas --
Reframing Problems and Dilemmas --
Common Questions That Arise When Practitioners Begin Reframing Problems and Dilemmas --
Applying Problem and Dilemma Framing to Actual Cases --
The Parent-Teacher Conference --
Placing Students at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School --
The Trials of a First-Year Teacher --
Change --
Thinking and Doing Change --
Types of Planned Change --
Incremental Changes --
Fundamental Changes --
Is the Distinction Between Incremental and Fundamental Change Important? --
Applying Concepts of Change to Actual Cases --
Making Hummer a Good School --
Janice Sunshine's 5th Grade Class --
The Case of the Disappointed High-School Department Head: My Answers to Questions --
Reframing the Dilemma of the Disappointed High-School Department Head.
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Larry Cuban offers educators tools to make sense of the daily complexities they encounter in their work. Using case studies and examples from the workplace, he provides a practical framework for  Read more...

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"This new book is vintage Larry Cuban. His analysis of the centrality of dilemmas in educational leadership is superb." - Lee S. Shulman, President, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Read more...

 
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