Leaders in the school have hard decisions to help make on a daily basis. They need to evaluate their decisions to make sure they are ethical and effective. Administrators need to listen to all sides of a situation and evaluate all options before they make a decision. This process is difficult because administrators need to make sure that all parties involved are satisfied with the decision that was formed.
The Requested Change case study
In the case study with Principal Miller, he had to make a decision to change the instruction program or to keep it. There was a group of parents that wanted students grouped by their ability. The other group of parents wanted the instruction to stay the same. Principal Miller was new to the school and had very little knowledge of the school. This leaves some critical issues that Principal Miller has to think about while he made his choice. He needed to make sure that the children were getting the best education that he can provide as the leader in the school. He also needs to think about the other educators in the building and how they would feel about the grouping. If Mr. Miller changes any instruction it needs to be understood by all of the teachers and staff in the building. Mr. Miller should consider all of the parents, keep an open dialogue with them, and report data for and against the change and finally make the decision.
Reflection of Case Study
This decision can very difficult because unhappy parents can be very difficult to deal with. Also, being new and changing something like instruction can cause friction with the staff. According to Green (2013) the most effective decision- making approach would be the administrative model. Yes, the administrative model does make sense in that Principal Miller should focus on creating steps to solve the issue of instruction. It is difficult for Mr. Miller to predict the outcome of any decision. Principal Miller may have to make a decision with very little information, which is also part of the administrate model. Mr. Miller needs to make a decision to include staff members or/and community members. In Green (2013) it states that the Vroom-Yetton Model would be the best choice for Mr. Miller to follow. This is because he needs to consider the classroom teacher and their opinions on the instruction in the classroom. Mr. Miller would then have to consider the community as a whole for a final decision. This would make sense to address the classroom teachers because they have the knowledge of grouping students to their abilities. They would know what has worked for the population of students in the past and have the data, provided by state testing and school benchmarks, to prove their findings. Once this information has been present to Mr. Miller he can then make the correct choice for the students. That is what is most important in the school is student learning. It is also stated in Green (2013) that the Dialectical...