"The text is concisely developed, rationally organized, and clearly presented." Nancy Nestor-Baker, University of CincinnatiAppropriate to all levels of professional development for educational leaders, this brief book emphasizes the practical application of contrasting philosophical and ethical concepts to realistic educational leadership challenges.Recognizing that educational administrators are required to make decisions in problem situations without ideal solutions, this book provides a philosophical and theoretical base along with practical suggestions and activities to use that foundation in making the best decisions possible in difficult situations. Throughout the text, the practical uses of philosophy and ethics by educational leaders are emphasized and case studies at the beginning and end of each chapter provide realistic examples of how chapter content applies to actual administrative practice. As this principle is pursued, the following five objectives serve as a guide to content and organization:1. To establish the importance of developing ethical educational organizations, leading to motivation for ethical decision-making. 2. To show how philosophy and ethical theory contribute to ethical organizations and their leaders. 3. To develop awareness and sensitivity to what is ethically at stake in a situation. 4. To lay the groundwork for a theoretical framework from which the theory and practice of ethics in educational administration can be guided. 5. To be aware of the need for and seek knowledge of the task, the situation, the group, the individuals involved and oneself.Beckner, Weldon is the author of 'Ethics for Educational Leaders', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205360918 and ISBN 0205360912.