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Case Study #1


Now that you have reviewed some of the ideas about human nature that inform the way we teach and manage students, it is time to see how that translates into our practices. This provides new ways to utilize these insights. Reflection and studying the ideas and philosophy of great thinkers can dramatically affect our actions when we take time to draw links between what we think, actively recognize what we believe and then, with clear intention, choose a course of action.

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Sample Case Study Assignment

Read the case studies on Chris, Mike, Jameel, and Juanita, pp. 35-39 in the text (Hyman, 1997).

1. Select a student. Develop a diagnosis, intervention and treatment plan, using and identifying the five different discipline paradigms.


Excellent: Addresses all five paradigms, using terms common to the belief system; shows evidence of critical thinking -- analysis, synthesis, evaluation that is consistent with the child's brief history; consistency of thought is present, substantiates points.

Good: Addresses all five paradigms and is consistent with typical beliefs in at least three of the paradigms; shows consistency across most items, provides some justification for beliefs or identifies some of the experts and the vocabulary consistent with the philosophies; shows some evidence of reflective thinking by utilizing analysis, synthesis or evaluation statements consistent with the brief history of the student.

Marginal: Addresses some of the paradigms, states position without providing links to philosophies or schools of thought or does not show ideas consistent with paradigms. The student will receive assistance in sharpening the essay.

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