Leading students to a clear and comprehensive understanding of the field's basic issues,Fundamental Concepts of Educational Leadership and Management, Third Editiontakes a realistic and practical approach to leadership training. Eclectic in approach, this text emphasizes an action-research perspective, compelling readers to think critically about the theoretical underpinnings of current educational practice and motivating them to solve problems using sensible, realistic alternative approaches. In a time of high educational expectations and professional accountability, today's educational leaders must be able to function comfortably and effectively in changing environments and politicized conditions. Linking theory with practice,Fundamental Concepts of Educational Leadership and Management, Third Editiongives those preparing for administrative and managerial careers in the K-12 community the skills to decide upon relevant action under novel conditions; the ability to understand the issues and processes found in educational institutions; and the knowledge to include originality and collaboration in designing strategic policies. New to the third edition: New! A key to ISLLC Standardsassists students in preparing for state licensing by linking the concepts presented in the book with licensing requirements. New! A summary ofFundamental Conceptsdiscussed chapter by chapterprovides students with a helpful list of key themes and ideas. Table P.1 in the front of the text allows instructors to build units around a particular ISLLC Standard or Knowledge Indicator by identifying relevant supporting sections. New! Embedded activities and case studies appear in boxes throughout the textallowing students to think critically about the subjects at hand and reinforce comprehension of new information. New! Internet resourcesare brought to the attention of readers, giving students the chance to gain additional and updated information on the topics under discussion.Taher A. Razik is the author of 'Fundamental Concepts of Educational Leadership and Management (3rd Edition)', published 2009 under ISBN 9780132332712 and ISBN 013233271X.