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The New Instructional Leadership

ISLLC Standard Two, 1st Edition

Edited by Rose M. Ylimaki


224 pages

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Co-published with UCEA, this exciting new textbook is the first to tackle the ISLLC Standard 2—Instructional Leadership. In light of recent curriculum reforms, accountability policies, and changing demographics, today’s leaders must not only have expertise in culture building and supervision skills, but also in adult learning, cultural funds of knowledge, curriculum, and the role of politics. The New Instructional Leadership helps aspiring school leaders examine their beliefs and practices about instructional leadership in relation to ISLLC Standard 2 and provides the theory, learning experiences, and analytical tools for effective leadership in today’s world. Chapters cover issues of collaboration, curricular programming, motivation, supervision, accountability, capacity building, use of technology, monitoring, and evaluation.

Special Features:

  • Case Studies—encourage readers to reflect and actively engage with instructional leadership beliefs and practices.
  • Fieldwork and Extended Reflections—a range of inquiry activities provide students with opportunities to consider problems of practice related to the standard.
  • Strategies for Leaders—offers students practical and accessible ideas in order to transform their practice to address the complex challenges facing contemporary schools.

Theoretically grounded and research-based, this unique volume will help aspiring and current leaders to understand instructional leadership and help them to sustain strong curricular and instructional programs in their increasingly diverse schools and communities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Overview of ISLLC Standard 2 and the New Instructional Leadership, Rose M. Ylimaki

Chapter 2: Nurture and Sustain a Culture of Collaboration, Trust, Learning, and High Expectations, Brendan H. O’Connor, Vanessa Anthony-Stevens & Norma González

Chapter 3: Create a Comprehensive, Rigorous, and Coherent Curricular Program, Rose M. Ylimaki

Chapter 4: Create a Personalized and Motivating Learning Environment for Students, Rose M. Ylimaki

Chapter 5: Supervise Instruction, Peter Burke & Henry St. Maurice

Chapter 6: Develop Assessment and Accountability Systems to Monitor Student Progress, Rose M. Ylimaki

Chapter 7: Develop the Instructional and Leadership Capacity of Staff, Cathy Hackney & James Henderson

Chapter 8: Maximize Time Spent on Quality Curriculum and Instruction, Rose M. Ylimaki & Lynnette Brunderman

Chapter 9: Promote the Use of the Most Effective and Appropriate Technologies to Support Teaching and Learning, Seann M. Dikkers

Chapter 10: Monitor and Evaluate the Impact of the Instructional Program, Lynnette Brunderman & Thad Dugan

About the Editor

Rose M. Ylimaki is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Arizona, USA.

About the Series

PSEL/NELP Leadership Preparation

This series, co-published with University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), is designed to provide educational leadership students, faculty members, professional developers, and practitioners with a deep understanding of the core functions of an educational leader as delineated by the latest leadership standards. The focus of the series is on school level leadership, and in particular the functions of principals and assistant principals, though chapters may speak to teacher leadership as well.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Leadership
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General