The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $154.36
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 11%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $154.36   
  • New (3) from $154.36   
  • Used (1) from $177.17   


This fully updated Second Edition offers an unflinching and comprehensive overview of the full range of both practical and theoretical issues facing educational leadership today. Editor Fenwick W. English and 30 renowned authors boldly address the most fundamental and contested issues in the field, including culturally relevant and distributed leadership; critical policy and practice issues predicting the new century’s conflict; the paradox of changes; and the promises, paradoxes, and pitfalls of standards for educational leaders.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412980029
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Fenwick W. English (Ph.D.) is the R. Wendell Eaves Senior Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a position he has held since 2001. As a scholar/practitioner he has held positions as a school principal and superintendent of schools in California and New York and as a department chair, dean, and vice-chancellor of academic affairs at universities in Ohio and Indiana. He is the former President of the University Council of Educational Administration (UCEA) and of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (NCPEA). His research has been reported in national and international academic forums. He edited the 2006 SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration, the 2009 SAGE Library of Educational Thought and Practice: Educational Leadership and Administration; and the 2011 SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership (2nd Ed.). In 2013, he received the Living Legend Award from NCPEA for his lifetime contribution to the field of educational leadership.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: Educational Leadership at Century?s Beginning?A Continuing Search for the Philosopher?s Stone - Fenwick W. English
1. A History of Public School Leadership: The First Century, 1837?1942 - Ira E. Bogotch
2. Culturally Relevant Leadership for Complex 21st-Century School Contexts - Floyd D. Beachum
3.Social Justice: Seeking a Common Language - Alan R. Shoho, Betty M. Merchant, and Catherine A. Lugg
4. Distributed Leadership and Democratic Community - Jeffrey S. Brooks and Lisa A. W. Kensler
5. The Paradox of Change in Public Schooling and Education Leadership - Carol A. Mullen
6. Pivotal Points: History, Development, and Promise of the Principalship - Kathleen M. Brown
7. The School Superintendent: Roles, Challenges, and Issues - Theodore J. Kowalski and C. Cryss Brunner
8. The Role of Education Law in Leadership Preparation Programs - Charles J. Russo
9. Critical Policy/Practice Arenas Predicting 21st-Century Conflict - JoAnn Danelo Barbour
10. Educational Leadership and the New Economy: Keeping the ?Public? in Public Schools - Gary L. Anderson and Monica Pini
11. Standards for Educational Leaders: Promises, Paradoxes, and Pitfalls - Rosemary Papa
12. Wild Patience: Women in School Administration - Charol Shakeshaft
13. Metanoia in Educational Leadership: An Alternative Perspective for School Leadership - Cheryl L. Bolton
14. The Nature of Inquiry in Educational Leadership - Michelle D. Young and Gerardo R. Lopez
15. The Development of Leadership Thought and Practice in the United States - Gary M. Crow and Margaret Grogan
16. Exploring Aesthetic Dimensions of Leadership: Re-establishing Human Agency - Eugenie A. Samier
17. Curriculum Leadership: The Administrative Survival Skill in a Test-Driven Culture and a Competitive Educational Marketplace - Fenwick W. English and Betty E. Steffy
18. Teacher Preparation and Staffing in U.S. Schools - Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr.
19. The Gaposis Syndrome: Uses and Misuses of Tests - Robert J. Wright
20. Issues of Teaching and Learning - Eric Haas and Leslie Poynor
21. New Approaches for School Design - Jeffrey A. Lackney
22. Labor Relations and the Challenges of Leading - Todd A. DeMitchell
23. Budgeting, Finance, and Planning - William K. Poston, Jr.
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Editor
About the Contributors
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)