1st Edition

Developing Ethical Principles for School Leadership PSEL Standard Two

Edited By Lisa Bass, William C. Frick, Michelle D. Young Copyright 2018
    188 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    188 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Co-published with UCEA, this new textbook tackles Standard #2 of the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL)—Ethics and Professional Norms. This volume includes specific strategies for school leaders to develop knowledge and skills in supporting the learning and development of all students, as well as understanding the dynamics and importance of ethics in leadership practice. By presenting problem-posing cases, theoretical grounding, relevant research, implications for practice, and learning activities, this book provides aspiring leaders with the background, learning experiences, and analytical tools to successfully promote ethical leadership and student success in their contexts.

    Special features include:

    • Case Studies—provide an opportunity to practice ethical reasoning and engage in the discussion of complexities and debates within each case.

    • Learning Activites—a range of exercises help readers make connections to the PSEL standard.

    • Important Resources—includes resources that support and encourage students to explore each of the chapter’s elements.

    Series Editor Introduction



    Chapter 1 – Being an Ethical Leader Means Taking Responsibility for Students’ Academic and Social Success
    William C. Frick, Steven J. Gross, and Alison S. Wilson

    Chapter 2 – Modeling Ethical Leadership: Being and Ethical Leader Means Modeling Principals of Self-Awareness, Reflective Practice, Transparency and Ethical Behavior
    Marla Susman Israel and Lisa Bass

    Chapter 3 –.Supporting Democratic and Ethical Schools
    Susan C. Faircloth

    Chapter 4 – Safeguarding the Values of Diversity and Equity
    Lisa Bass and Karen Stansberry Beard

    Chapter 5 – The Moral and Legal Dimensions of Decision Making
    Susan Bon

    Chapter 6 – Supporting Socially Just, Equitable and Inclusive Schools
    Barbara L. Pazey and Carl Lashley

    Chapter 7 – Future Directions in the Development of Ethical Leadership

    Lisa Bass, William C. Frick, Michelle Young

    Notes on Contributors


    Lisa Bass is Assistant Professor of Education at North Carolina State University, USA.

    William C. Frick is the Rainbolt Family Endowed Presidential Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Oklahoma, USA.

    Michelle D. Young is the Executive Director of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) and Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Virginia, USA.