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Standard Four

As Chapters 8 and 9 illustrate, school administrators must take the leadership initiative to involve all stakeholders in the educational process. This involves, as Chapter 9 exemplies, collaborations with parents, business and civic organizations, and the media. Furthermore, as is the focal point of Chapter 8, Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standard 4 underscores the need for school administrators to possess decision-making skills and to appropriately involve others in decisions that will affect them. In demonstrating an understanding and recognition of the language in ISLLC Standard 4, educational administrators recognize the importance of appreciating diverse viewpoints and mobilizing stakeholders for the common purpose of creating the very best educational opportunities for students. This again brings up the crucial role of the educational administrator as instructional leader and expert communicator.