The development of this multimedia case was made possible
through support from the
Wallace Reader's Digest Foundation, the
Wisconsin Center for Educational Research and the
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education. The
opinions expressed in this case may not reflect the views
of the sponsoring agencies.
Colleen Capper's prior research at Franklin and expertise
in student services framed the issues involved in the case.
We would like to thank Andrea Leffingwell and Tia N. Samihadji
for organizing the original case material as part of a class
project. Deb Hoffman, Marilyn Smith, Nabee Her, Dean Bowles
and Chris Fassnacht were generous with their time and insights
as we built the case content. Tia N. Samihadj, Jongmin Kwon,
Youlkwan Sung, Beth Atkinson provided valuable suggestions
and contributions for the case design. We would also like
to acknowledge Ann Fox, Norm Fjelstad, Lori Himberger, Lori
Schultz, Bill Fry, Sally Conway, Jolene Troia, Matt Clifford
and Michelle Counter for providing critical feedback.
R. Halverson is an Assistant Professor in Educational
Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
His work aims to bring the research methods and practices
of the Learning Sciences to the world of educational leadership
by exploring how to access, document and communicate the
practical wisdom of school leaders. Halverson's
research develops conceptual frameworks based on cognitive
psychology and classical philosophy to capture the complexity,
expertise and situated nature of leadership practice and
seeks to communicate research findings through developing
on-line, multimedia cases of practice. [website]
Rah is a doctoral student in Educational Leadership
and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
After earning her master's degree in Educational Administration
at Korea University in 2001, she moved to the United States
to study student diversity and inclusive education. Currently
her research interest focuses on refugee students' school
Copyright 2004 Richard Halverson.
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If you have questions or comments, please contact the author