"" This book is outstanding in content, structure, format and usability. As an instructor in educational leadership, I find the book to be the most comprehensive tool in the field. I know I am providing education leaders with a life-long resource." " -Alicia Cotabish, University of Arkansas at Little Rock This groundbreaking text in instructional leadership and supervision continues to challenge and reshape the conventional purposes, practices, structure, and language of supervision. The text' s emphasis on school culture, teachers as adult learners, developmental leadership, democratic education, and collegial supervision has helped redefine the meaning of supervision and instructional leadership for both scholars and practitioners. This seventh edition continues the book' s trend-setting tradition by placing instructional leadership and school improvement within a community and societal context. New to This Edition Discusses teaching and supervising as a reflective practice that professionals need to understand and incorporate in their practice Clearly relates the implications of the standards movement and ISLLC/ELCC Standards on current practice in teaching and supervision Makes the tasks of supervision relevant to various stakeholders by showing school culture in the context of the larger culture and by connecting school improvement to the local community and larger society Addresses topics that are critical to school leaders by integrating expanded discussions of diversity, distributive and contextual leadership, and how new IDEA legislation affects teachers and leaders Reviews new research on effective professional development, critiques modern forms of " teacher-proof curriculum, " and examines guidelines for effective action research Package this text with [ Insert MLS logo ]-a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Glickman, Carl D. is the author of 'Supervision of Instructional Leadership A Developmental Approach', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205489534 and ISBN 0205489532.