Cunningham provides the profession with the first true textbook/workbook to anchor leadership courses. His compendium and guide is filled with research-and wisdom and insights-that bring connectivity and coherence to this critical aspect of clinical work. In his transparent style and by speaking directly to interns he surfaces important questions, reveals critical forks in the road, and makes complex ideas accessible. And by accomplishing all this he illuminates the pathway of highly productive field-based work for all of us in educational leadership. Joe Murphy "Professor of Education" "Vanderbilt"" University" This handbook offers valuable and comprehensive guidelines to administrative interns, university supervisors, and administrator mentors to collaboratively establish a high quality intern learning and development experience. Perhaps most importantly, the handbook carefully aligns recommended intern activities and candidate assessment practices with current national administrator preparation standards to prepare strong instructional leaders who can effectively lead improved K- 12 student learning for all children. In sum, Cunninghamrs" s handbook provides a solid foundation on which to build high quality internship experiences for school leader candidates. Diana G. Pounder "Professor and Department Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy " "University"" of Utah" Professor Cunninghamrs" s handbook provides aspiring educational leaders with a wealth of guidance and ideas that can help them effectively manage the complexities of preparation programs, especially the clinical experiences associated withthese programs. It goes even farther, providing them with solid advice about getting through culminating assessment processes and successfully applying for that illusive first leadership position. Best of all, the book is reality-based, replete with meaningful hands-on activities, and the style and language are user friendly. Mike Milstein "Professor Emeritus, Educational Leadership" "University"" of New Mexico" This book will benefit the field by providing the essential information, processes and tools that universities and districts need to address important internship issues and collaboratively build and provide internships that are the sturdy vessel upon which new practitioners can navigate the swift, unpredictable currents that separate classroom theory and on-the-job reality. Gene Bottoms "Senior Vice President"" Southern Regional Education Board"Cunningham, William G. is the author of 'Handbook for Educational Leadership Interns A Rite of Passage', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205464234 and ISBN 0205464238.