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Chapter 1: The Value of Case Methods: Promoting Reflection on the Precarious Real World of Leadership

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The Value of Case Methods: Promoting Reflection on the Precarious Real World of Leadership
The value of case methods: Promoting reflection on the precarious real world of leadership
Why Use Case Methods to Support Teacher Leaders?

While the case method of teaching and learning has become a standard in medical, legal, and business education, it is not yet a common approach in the field of education, although its use has grown in the last two decades. More than 10 years ago, Lee Shulman (1996) advocated for developing a case literature of teaching so that cases could help teachers “chunk” or organize their experiences into units they could analyze and use as a resource for disciplined reflection. The sampling of casebooks listed in Figure 1.1 reveals that significant ...

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