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Department of Educational Studies
Use of cases and case method in teaching and learning of educational administration
Bastick, Tony; Ezenne, Austin
Teaching Caribbean students research on social issues in the Caribbean and abroad
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University of the West Indies. Department of Educational Studies
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A case as it is used in educational administration, consists of an educational event, a person, a situation, a problem or an administrative scenario. A case is usually presented with enough contextual details to help a reader to develop an understanding of the situation depicted in an educational setting or scene. The case analysis procedures emphasize critical thinking and the use of theories from the foundation disciplines of philosophy, psychology, sociology and educational administration in making decisions on issues raised. The use of cases and case method in the study and practice of educational administration is a method of organising subject matter so that students can better understand the issues involved in the cases. Issues raised in the cases are similar to the issues which occur in real-life situations in educational administration. The study of cases helps students learn the skill of decision-making, which is vital to the study, and the practice of educational administration.....