2nd Edition

Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders

ISBN 9781138850323
Published August 23, 2016 by Routledge
348 Pages

USD $130.00

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Book Description

The Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders brings together empirical research on leadership preparation and development to provide a comprehensive overview and synthesis of what we know about preparing school leaders today. With contributions from the field’s foremost scholars, this new edition investigates the methodological foundations of leadership preparation research, reviews the pedagogical and curricular features of preparation programs, and presents valuable insights into the demographic, economic, and political factors affecting school leaders. This volume both mirrors the first edition’s macro-level approach to leadership preparation and presents the most up-to-date research in the field. Updates to this edition cover recent state and federal government efforts to improve leadership in education, new challenges for the field, and significant gaps and critical questions for framing, researching, evaluating, and improving the education of school leaders. Sponsored by the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA), this handbook is an essential resource for students and scholars of educational leadership, as well as practitioners, policymakers, and other educators interested in professional leadership.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


James Cibulka


Michelle D. Young and Gary G. Crow



Chapter 1. Introduction

Michelle D. Young & Gary M. Crow



Chapter 2. Historical Trends and Patterns in the Scholarship on Leadership Preparation

Casey D. Cobb, Jennie Weiner, & Richard Gonzales

Chapter 3. The Political and Economic Contexts of Educational Leadership Preparation

Bradley W. Carpenter, Samantha M. Paredes Scribner, & Janie Lindle

Chapter 4. Global Trends and Issues in the Development of Educational Leaders

Haiyan Qian, Allan Walker, & Darren A. Bryant



Chapter 5. The Recruitment, Selection and Placement of Educational Leadership Students

Ed Fuller, Anne O’Doherty, & Amy Reynolds

Chapter 6. What We Know About Those Who Prepare Educational Leaders

Martha M. McCarthy, Donald G. Hackmann, & Joel R. Malin

Chapter 7. Reconceptualizing Curriculum in Leadership Preparation

Rose M. Ylimaki & James G. Henderson

Chapter 8. Facilitating Learning in Leadership Preparation: Limited Research but Promising Practices

Mónica Byrne-Jiménez, Mark Gooden, & Pamela Tucker

Chapter 9. Leadership for Technology Use, Integration, and Innovation: A Review of the Empirical Research and Implications for Leadership Preparation

Sarah Dexter, Jayson W. Richardson, & John B. Nash

Chapter10. Clinical Practice in Educational Leadership

Daniel Reyes Guerra & Bruce Barnett

Chapter 11. Developing the Leadership Pipeline: Comprehensive Leadership Development

Susan Korach & Shelby Cosner



Chapter 12. The Evaluation of Educational Leadership Preparation Programs

Yongmei Ni, Liz Hollingworth, Andrea Rorrer, & Diana Pounder



Chapter 13. A Changing Landscape? Islands of Research Versus Continents of Inquiry

Gary M. Crow & Michelle D. Young




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

Gary M. Crow is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Executive Associate Dean of the School of Education at Indiana University, USA.


"A landmark book. The highest quality and most comprehensive resource on the education of school leaders available."

Joseph Murphy Frank W. Mayborn Chair of Education and Associate Dean, Peabody College of Education, Vanderbilt University

"The Handbook of Research on the Education of School Leaders 2nd edition is the source book to use for designing a leadership curriculum for the future.  As K-12 schools face increased pressure to improve student outcomes, the educational leadership skill set is changing to meet the demands of an instructionally focused curriculum.  This book is a must have for understanding how best to train school leaders to lead instructionally focused schools based upon ‘the most up-to-date research on the field.’ " 

James E. Berry, Professor of Educational Administration, Eastern Michigan University and Executive Director, National Council of Professors of Educational Administration