The Pot-Stirring Approach: A Case Study for Education

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Case Study for Education What do you think about the "pot-stirring" approach that the new principal decided on? What are its advantages? What are its disadvantages? As a new principle of Norden Township Junior-Senior HS; Dr. Jack Prince was facing a burden of problems; one of the bitterest was that his predecessor stepped down after a vote of no confidence. It clearly indicates that there is a group of people who do not want that the matters of the school run smoothly by the principle. Example of such people are Bob Neuman, who was the chairperson of the business department and was complacent but influential with his own faculty and exerted methods to control much of the younger faculty. For the past several years, he had also been the president of the local teachers union. Jack himself had no issues with him in the past, but since he want a glimpse of what Bob and his mates can do with him and up to what extent they could go in order to create a situation of unrest for him, he decided to "stir the pot" by calling a faculty meeting to create quality teams. For this purpose, he must transfer some of his powers to the members of the faculty who are part of the quality team. There is no doubt that this decision of him would bring both advantages and disadvantages for him. Advantages can be taken if the faculty members do their sincere efforts in the quality movements and thus the school will prosperous by providing quality education to the students. On the other hand, the

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