This text will guide administrators in acquiring the concepts and skills necessary to become dynamic, creative, and adaptive leaders who can create collaborative school cultures. It views school leaders as essential to creating a vision that empowers all the constituencies in the school setting to work cooperatively toward achieving instructional goals. The authors address topics such as developing a campus culture, providing fiscal management, fostering communication, and building community partnerships exemplify the principles of leadership. Throughout the text, growth, change and reflection are stressed as integral to decision-making and establishing a collaborative culture. Guiding principles for this text include the knowledge and skills needed by school leaders to: Create learner-centered schools. Promote the best professional practice. Build a climate of excellence in teaching and learning. Use data to make decisions about teaching and learning. Address their own professional development. Features Content (knowledge and skills) tied to the ISLLC Standards. Unique coverage of legal issues, learner accountability standards, action research sets and leader professional growth and development present issues school leaders need to address. The "View from the Field" vignettes offer comments from practicing supervisors that illustrate the real world application, which adds credibility to chapter content. The "Case Studies" and "Your Turn" exercises at the end of each chapter require the reader to apply, extend and/or reflect on that chapter's topics, concepts, and skills. Numerous examples and research-based charts link theory to practice. Emphasizes the role of the leader within the culture and context of schools. Visit our Educational Leadership SuperSite at www.ablongman.com/edleadership for additional leadership resources!Don M. Beach is the author of 'Educational Leadership: Changing Schools, Changing Roles', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205341030 and ISBN 0205341039.