This succinct, compelling text provides coverage of key leadership topics, including critical thinking, ethics, best practices, and decision-making in an applied format. Thoroughly revised and updated, Educational Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach, 3/e, shares the very latest thinking in the field and relates it to significant real-life problems of practice. Reflecting on current changes and issues in educational leadership and administration, this text includes updated expert analysis pieces by noted authorities in every chapter. The authors use a problem-based approach providing readers with opportunities to analyze and apply their knowledge to authentic situations. This text emphasizes important challenges such as increasing diversity in our schools and society, the emphasis on standards, and the impact of reform and technology on learning environments. New to This Edition: All chapters include updated content on ISLLC, NCATE and ELLC to meet the latest demands for leadership preparation programs. New problem-based learning activity and coverage of State Board Testing to meet the current demand for data-driven decision making (Ch. 13). New expert commentaries by those who are most closely related to the discussion topics and updated vignettes reflect current concerns of leaders. Expanded List of Terms and Portfolio Artifacts are addressed in most chapters. Incorporates a new Self-Assessment Instrument from NREL that focuses on teamwork skills, making the subject real for students (Ch. 6). Visit www.ablongman.com/edleadership for sample syllabi, additional problems and journal articles of interest. Package this text with MyLabSchoola powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Cordeiro, Paula is the author of 'Educational Leadership A Problem-Based Approach', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205466344 and ISBN 0205466346.