In the next section, we describe our group case-study approach, followed by teaching suggestions.
A typical case-study implementation in a class includes the following steps: i) reading the case, ii) preparing for the case discussion, iii) participating in class discussions, and iv) submitting written responses to the assigned questions after the discussion (either individually or in groups, depending on the instructor).
We realize the importance of conducting case-study analysis such that the environment is vibrant, dynamic, and full of energy and participation.
Our group case-study approach consisted of three parts and involved students in both individual and group-based tasks (Table 2).
A summative analysis of all interview comments received from counselors and parents revealed that increased independence (self-reliance) was the predominant growth outcome for the case-study campers (see page 23).
Case-study interviews from the NICP are being based on NCEP case-study findings.
Based on these findings, the researchers selected the same four areas of development to highlight recent case-study findings from the NICP study.
While this volume eschews a systemic approach in favor of the case-study
method, there is little attempt at comparative analysis which can give case-studies a richer tone.
And each year, nearly a thousand government professionals make the pilgrimage to Cambridge to hear Richard Neustadt, Ernest May, and other case-study gurus lead the arguments over Reagan and Lebanon, AIDS and the insurance industry, and other issues in American policy, prominent and obscure.
"Part of what I'm trying to do is to teach them about institutions and how they actually work," says Fritz Mayer, a former case-study instructor at Harvard who now teaches public policy at Duke.