Here, Carol Mullen uncovers vital information about the needs of the nation's schools that can be reflected in program content and policy reform. She contends that in today's education climate there exists an urgent call for university faculty to take responsibility for reforming university preparation programs. Otherwise, the least effective of these programs could be eliminated, as has already occurred in North Carolina. This book should help principal preparation programs that are behind the times to move forward. Such programs can thus be expected to be aligned not only with the expectations of universities, policymaking bodies, and the public, but also with school districts and practicing school leaders.