Practicing the Art of Leadership : A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • View Upgraded Edition

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $47.40 Save up to $24.83
  • Buy Used


Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.


Equipping prospective educational leaders with the tools to understand ISLLC standards and develop the skills to put them into practice, this problem-based text transforms theory into practice through realistic scenarios patterned after those that appear on national examinations. After presenting the two sets of standards that inform leadership and the organizations that develop them in the opening chapters,Practicing the Art of Leadershipexplores the full spectrum of educational leadership theories and their practical applications to actual classrooms and schools. This book also includes end-of-chapter pedagogical features that encourage critical thinking as well as a companion website that includes a practice performance assessment. The new third edition of this text has been expanded to include features that encourage active student participation and involvement with the text. An additional scenario-based exercise has been added to the end of each chapter along with an updated suggested reading list and website list that both aid in further student learning and research. Two new appendices have also been added - Appendix B includes a standards chart of each staters"s individual standards while Appendix C offers exam practice for the School Leader Licensure Examination.

Author Biography

Reginald Leon Green is Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Memphis.

Table of Contents

Standards Informing School Leadership
The Emergence of Standards for School Leaders
The Use of Standards and Organizations That Create Them
Unpacking the ISLLC Standards
Other Organizations Using Standards
Transforming Standards into Practice
Establishing a Framework for Leadership
Leadership Traits, Characteristics, and Behaviors
Contingency and Situational Leadership Theories
Power and Authority
Bridging the Past and the Present
Contemporary Approaches to School Leadership
The Scenarios
Developing a Collaborative Culture in Schools
A Definition of Organization
Schools as Organizations
Traditional Theories Influencing Contemporary Practice
Contemporary Postulates Informing Leadership in Schools
Understanding Self
Understanding Others
Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness Through Communication
The Importance of Effective Communication
The Communication Process
The Flow of Communication in Schools
Reducing Barriers to Effective Communication
Decision Making: Quality and Acceptance
Defining Decision Making
Approaches to Decision Making
Autocratic or Participatory Decision Making
Group Decision Techniques
Barriers and Traps That Inhibit Decision Effectiveness
Managing Conflict in Today's Schools
A Definition of Conflict
The Nature of Conflict in Schools
Sources of Conflict in Schools
How Individuals Respond to Conflict
Role Conflict
Conflict Management
Instructional Leadership and Change
Instructional Leadership Defined
The Concept of Instructional Change
Theories and Practices Informing Change
Implementing and Sustaining the Change Initiative
Addressing the Needs of All Students
The Interstate School Leader Licensure Standards and Indicators
Additional Scenarios for Analyses and Reflections
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review