T.H.E. Journal, June 1998, p. 82

http://www.thejournal.com/98/current/698feat4.html

In a highly technical article, Joseph Claudet details how multimedia simulators of real-life leadership training cases are providing principals, teachers and administrators with a new and improved way to develop their reflective thinking and learning abilities.

One such program, the Administrator Case Simulation Project, based in Texas, is working toward a CD-ROM library that would guide administrators through their thought processes and decision-making criteria when confronted with various leadership challenges. The project also emphasizes cases where school leaders have to navigate so-called “fuzzy” or “gray” areas, where there are no clear-cut answers.

Initial testing of the approach shows some definite benefits, including an increase in opportunities for group learning and greater internalization of improved decision making strategies.