This book immerses prospective administrators in the realities of practice and decision-making skills through the use of a wide range of open-ended case studies. Effective practice in school administration involves making decisions about management of schools and reform including state deregulation, district decentralization, and school restructuring. Leaders need to think beyond management and consider how to affect school culture, professional development and changing populations. The cases in this book will help leaders address those issues by honing 3 key skills: HOW to identify and solve problems, HOW to develop and evaluate alternative solutions and HOW to continuously refine professional knowledge. Provides readers with cases that put content into practical situations making it easy for readers to adapt to their own situations. Focuses on three areas of leadership: identifying and solving problems, developing and evaluating alternative solutions and refining professional knowledge. Pre-service and in-service school leaders.