Building Strong School Cultures: A Guide to Leading Change / Edition 1
  • Building Strong School Cultures: A Guide to Leading Change / Edition 1
  • Building Strong School Cultures: A Guide to Leading Change / Edition 1

Building Strong School Cultures: A Guide to Leading Change / Edition 1

by Sharon D. Kruse, Karen S. (Seashore) Louis
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412951828

ISBN-13: 9781412951821

Pub. Date: 09/17/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Develop an integrated school culture that engages educators with their colleagues and communities!

This resource calls on principals to create a viable, sustainable school culture using the professional community, organizational learning and trust to affect teaching and learning. This addition to the Leadership for Learning series presents an

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Overview

Develop an integrated school culture that engages educators with their colleagues and communities!

This resource calls on principals to create a viable, sustainable school culture using the professional community, organizational learning and trust to affect teaching and learning. This addition to the Leadership for Learning series presents an Intensification of Leadership approach that integrates teachers, parents, and community members into a coherent team. The authors examine schools that have achieved lasting cultural change and present practical strategies for:

  • Diagnosing and shaping a school culture
  • Revising leadership functions to broaden the decision-making processes
  • Rethinking organizational structures
  • Supporting continuous improvement while ensuring stability

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412951821
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/17/2008
Series:
Leadership for Learning Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
699,015
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by E. Joseph Schneider and Willis D. Hawley
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Changing School Culture: An Introduction and Overview
School Cultures: Stable and Fluid or Stable and Fragile
Introducing PCOLT: Professional Community, Organizational Learning, and Trust
Intensified Leadership: An Introduction
Intensification and Beyond "Quick Fixes "
Summary and Overview of the Book
Recommended Readings and Culture Activities
2. Principals as Cultural Change Agents
Cultures and Subcultures in Schools
Management and Leadership
Paths to Cultural Management and Leadership
Conclusion
Additional Readings and Activities for Getting Started
3. Diagnosing Your School Culture: Understanding Where You Are
The Basics of Cultural Diagnosis
Diagnosing Your School Culture
Diagnosis and Intensified Leadership for Cultural Change
Culture Resources and Activities
4. Linking Leadership and School Culture
Leadership and Decision Making
Intensifying Leadership at Your School
Intensifying Leadership by Building PCOLT
Vigilance and Strong School Cultures
Conclusion
Reflections and Activities for Developing School Culture
5. Networks, Networking, and Cultural Change
Webs and Nets
Thinking About Networks
Cautions
Next Steps
Reflections and Goal-Setting Activities
6. Intensifying Leadership Through Partnerships With Districts
Thinking About District-School Relationships
Rethinking Organizational Structures and Cultures
Influencing District-School Relationships
Moving Forward
Conclusion
Reflections and Activities
7. Schools and Communities: Working With the Enduring Dilemmas of Time and Accountability
Student Learning and Development: A Foundation
Schools as Agencies for Democracy
Social Capital and Civic Capacity
Schools as Moral Agencies
Conclusion
Web Resources, Activities, and Reflections
8. Bringing It All Together: Concluding Themes and Thoughts
The Art of Balance
Implications for Action and Growth
A PCOLT Planning Guide
References
Index

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