Successful School Leadershipprovides a complete overview of the primary topics that current and aspiring school leaders will face. Blending theory and practice, this foundational text provides both traditional and cutting-edge content in each of the key domains of responsibility facing current and aspiring school leaders. Case studies, media articles, and reflection points in each chapter enhance student synthesis, understanding, and application. The book is presented in four frames of reference selected for optimal learning: Planning, Politics, Performance, and Power. As each function is learned, future school leaders will gain new tools with which to successfully surmount the modern challenges of education and instruction. Features Blends leadership theory and practicethrough case studies, contemporary news articles, literature syntheses, and exercises that clearly demonstrate the connection. Follows the Educational Leadership Constituent Consortium (ELCC) standards,providing advanced preparation for educational leaders. Uses Wiggins and McTighe's six facets of understanding, deepening student comprehension throughdiscussion questions, case studies, learning objectives, and mainstream articles. Provides a knowledge base and skill set supported by thetheoretical underpinnings and best practicesfor school leaders to excel in strategic leadership. Covers the full range of management practicesnecessary for leaders to succeed in the field of educational policy.Guthrie, James W. is the author of 'Successful School Leadership ', published 2009 under ISBN 9780205469994 and ISBN 020546999X.