PART I: INTRODUCTION: 1. Educational Reform, Standards, and School Leadership; Louis Volante.- PART II: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES: 2. Responsibility in a High-Accountability System: Leading Schools in England; Daniel Muijs.- 3. Instructional Leadership in the Era of No Child Left Behind: Perspectives from the United States; Anthony H. Normore and Jeffrey S. Brooks.- 4. Educational Leadership in the Context of Low-Stakes Accountability: The Canadian Perspective; Don Klinger and Hana Saab.- 5. Pathways of Educational Leadership: Monitoring and Developing Skill Levels Among Educational Leaders in Australia; Patrick Griffin and Esther Care.- 6. The Shape and Shaping of School Leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand; Lester Flockton.- 7. Policy and Practice in Swedish Education, Assessment, and School Leadership; Christina Wikstroem.- 8: Standardization, Deregulation, and School Administration Reform in Japan; Jun Hirata.- 9. School Leadership, Accountability, and Assessment Reform in Hong Kong; Huen Yu and Wai Ming Yu.- 10. Leadership in Qatar's Educational Reform; Sonia Ben Jaafar.- PART III: CONCLUSION: 11. Thoughts on School Leadership Policy, Practice, and Future Inquiry; Louis Volante and Lorna Earl. Index.