This manuscript proposes, as Joseph Murphy did over a decade ago, that educational leadership preparation programs integrate democratic community, social justice, and school improvement and promote these three principles as the central foci of educational leadership. First, the article discusses why each of the three principles should be emphasized in leadership preparation. Next, barriers to reform around the three principles are discussed. Finally, a four-phase model for addressing related issues through dialogue among professors of educational leadership is described. The four phases include seeking compatible conceptual frames, identifying common values and concerns, dialogue on how the three principles can be mutually supportive, and discussion of possible avenues for leadership preparation program development. AVAILABLE AT:
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