The Relevance of Instructional Leadership focuses on developing instructional leadership skills that can be practically applied in the school environment. Because of the heightened emphasis on accountability and standards, this book focuses on practical discussions that are relevant to promote the use of best practices for school leaders. Pertinent issues like accountability, leadership skills and traits, school culture, classroom observations, and professional development are discussed with practical implications for instructional leaders. This book is a key resource for any Education course that deals with school leadership, and is a teachable text to help students develop real, hands-on skills and techniques. Practicing school leaders can also benefit from this book.
The readings in The Relevance of Instructional Leadership are organized into four chapters: Accountability/NCLB/Accountability Now; Instructional Leadership (What Is It?); Instructional Leadership Linked Directly to the Classroom; and Standards of Instructional Leadership.
Dr. Leslie Jones is a Professor of Education at Nicholls State University, where she teaches K-12 School Leadership classes. Her educational experiences include classroom teaching, K-12 school leadership, and consulting. Leslie is the primary author of Passing the Leadership Test (2008), and has contributed chapters in both All Children Can Learn: Effectively Educating the Under-resourced Children (2009) and Raising Test Scores for All Children (2003).