This brief version of the classic, market-leading text in instructional leadership and supervision continues to challenge the conventional purposes, practices, structure, and language of successful supervision.SuperVision and Instructional Leadershipaddresses hot issues such as school improvements, constructivist teaching, professional development, Chaos Theory, and state-mandated standards. This shortened version maintains the original text's emphases on school culture, teachers as adult learners, developmental leadership, democratic education, and collegial supervision while editing chapters to create a more accessible format.New to this edition: Focuses on teacher growth rather than compliance, based on teacher collaboration, and characterized by continuous, reflective inquiry. Covers the technical skills of supervision: assessing, planning, observing, research, program evaluation, and teacher evaluation, and the tasks of supervision: direct assistance, clinical supervision, peer coaching, group development, professional development, curriculum development, and action research. Discusses Chaos Theory applied to school and classroom change, and creating a culture for change, illustrating the leader's view as well as the teacher's view. Presents a new chapter, "Supervision for What? Democracy and the Good School," that discusses ethical supervision and correlates closely to new ISLLC Standards. Integrates an expanded discussion of diversity as it relates to adult learning and development. Reviews new research on effective professional development, critiques modern forms of "teacher proof curriculum," and examines guidelines for effective action research. Package this text with MyLabSchooltrade;--powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life!Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Glickman, Carl D. is the author of 'Basic Guide To Supervision And Instructional Leadership', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205404438 and ISBN 020540443X.