Section 1: The Context for Educational Leadership and Administration. J. Chapman. 1. A New Agenda for a New Society. 2. Law and the Courts. 3. Education and the Concept of Knowledge: Implications for the Curriculum and Leadership. 4. Dilemmas for School Leaders and Administrators in Restructuring. 5. Education Reform, Management Approaches and Teacher Unions. 6. Beyond the Boundaries: Principals, Parents and Communities Shaping the School Environment. 7. Leadership in a Changing World. Section 2: The Development of Educational Leadership and Administration. A.W. Hart. 8. New Directions in the Preparation of Educational Leaders. 9. Recruitment and Selection of Educational Administrators: Priorities for Today's Schools. 10. Developing Successful School Leaders. 11. Women's Place in Educational Administration: Past, Present and Future. 12. Role-Based Evaluation of Principals: Developing an Appraisal System. 12. Leadership: Roles or Functions? 14. Professional Growth and Development. Section 3: Cognitive Perspectives on Educational Leadership and Administration. K. Leithwood. 15. Research Outside the Field of Education. 16. Problem Finding, Classification and Interpretation: In Search of a Theory of Administrative Problem Processing. 17. Cognitive Perspectives on the Nature and Function of Values in Educational Administration. 18. Understanding Organizational Learning for Educational Leadership and School Reform. Section 4: Conceptions of Leadership and Administrative Practice. P. Hallinger. 19. Building Innovative Capacity and Leadership. 20. Leadership for Change. 21. The Principal's Role in School Effectiveness: An Assessment of Methodological Progress, 1980 1995. 22. Transformational School Leadership. 23. Perception, Prescription, and the Future of School Leadership. 24. Gender, Organizations, and Leadership. 25. Decentralization, Collaboration, and Normative Leadership: Implications for Central Office Practice and Research. Section 5: Critical Perspectives on Educational Leadership and Administration. D. Corson. 26. The Cultural Politics of Schools: Implications for Leadership. 27. Cultural Dynamics and the Organizational Analysis: Leadership, Administration and the Management of Meaning in Schools. 28. `Breaking the Silence': Feminist Contributions to Educational Administration and Policy. 29. Emancipatory Discursive Practices. 30. Critical Theory and the Social Psychology of Change; V.M.J. Robinson. 31. The Socially Just Alternative to the `Self-Managing School'. Subject Index. Name Index.