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Professional Standards for Educational Leaders
The Empirical, Moral, and Experiential Foundations



© 2017 | 360 pages | Corwin

Unpack the standards and build a plan for leading learning

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders introduces the foundations of the recently revised professional educational leadership standards and provides an in-depth explanation and application of each one. Written by the primary architect of PSEL, educational leadership expert Joseph F. Murphy, this authoritative guide to understanding and applying the standards explores the new emphasis on:

  • Leadership of learning, school culture, and diversity
  • Values, ethics, and professional norms of educational leadership
  • Teacher quality, instruction, and caring support

Written for higher education faculty, professional development providers, and school and district leaders, the author truly brings the standards to life. This comprehensive manual will power the educational leadership profession through the challenges of the next decade and beyond.

"Murphy offers an exploration of the kind of leadership that matters most for each and every student. Let us hope the thinking reflected in this book and the new PSEL standards redirects our attention to what it really means to lead in education."
Michelle D. Young, UCEA Executive Director, Professor of Leadership
University of Virginia


"Joseph Murphy debunks myths about standards for educational leaders and skillfully unpacks the moral, foundational, and experiential basis for the revised professional standards to guide effective leadership of our nation’s schools. This book is a must read for those interested in leadership for learning and the academic success and wellbeing of students, because these standards will shape our field for the next quarter century as the ISLLC standards have done since 1996."
Martha McCarthy, Presidential Professor
Loyola Marymount University
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Mission, Vision, and Core Values
 
2. Ethics and Professional Norms
 
3. Equity and Cultural Responsiveness
 
4. Engaged Teaching
 
5. Constructed Learning
 
6. Curriculum and Assessment
 
7. Community of Care and Support for Students
 
8. Instructional Capacity of School Personnel
 
9. Professional Community for Teachers and Staff
 
10. Meaningful Engagement of Families and Community
 
11. Operations: Staffing, Time, and Material Resources
 
12. School Improvement
 
References
 
Index

"Murphy leaves behind the superficial propaganda of 'leadership matters' to offer an exploration of the kind of leadership that matters most for each and every student. Let us hope the thinking reflected in this book and the new PSEL standards redirects our attention to what it really means to lead in education."

Michelle D. Young, UCEA Executive Director, Professor of Leadership
University of Virginia

"The effectiveness of the new Professional Standards for Educational Leaders depends upon both their quality and their ability to be used to frame educational leader practices and the policies that inform their work. This book provides an excellent foundation to understand their nature and to promote their active use in leader practice and policy. The book lays out a clear, current empirical and intellectual foundation, while strengthening the field’s commitment to its moral purposes of leading schools of care and effective learning for all children."

Margaret Terry Orr
Bank Street College of Education

"This book is a thorough exposition of foundational evidence and argument for effective educational leadership. It establishes a well-supported rationale for the new Professional Educational Leadership Standards 2015 and goes further to help readers clearly understand the elements of educational organization and practice—key foci of leadership work—most conducive to student success. Particularly important is the way that this book integrates the essential elements of ethics and equity. When we are tempted to reduce educational leadership to a set of technical elements, this book rightly reminds us that it is a deeply moral and human enterprise."

Mark A. Smylie, PhD, Professor Emeritus
College of Education, University of Illinois at Chicago
Author

"Joseph Murphy debunks myths about standards for educational leaders and skillfully unpacks the moral, foundational, and experiential basis for the revised professional standards to guide effective leadership of our nation’s schools. He does a masterful job of depicting how the ten standards reflect academic press and caring support and are driven by mission, vision, and core values; ethics and professional norms; equity and cultural responsiveness; and school improvement. This book is a must read for those interested in leadership for learning and the academic success and wellbeing of students, because these standards will shape our field for the next quarter century as the ISLLC standards have done since 1996."

Martha McCarthy, Presidential Professor
Loyola Marymount University

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