Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises--Second Edition / Edition 2

Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises--Second Edition / Edition 2

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by Terrence E. Deal
     
 

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of their classic book, Shaping School Culture, Terrence Deal and Kent Peterson address the latest thinking on organizational culture and change and offer new ideas and strategies on how stories, rituals, traditions, and other cultural practices can be used to create positive, caring, and purposeful schools. This new… See more details below

Overview

In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of their classic book, Shaping School Culture, Terrence Deal and Kent Peterson address the latest thinking on organizational culture and change and offer new ideas and strategies on how stories, rituals, traditions, and other cultural practices can be used to create positive, caring, and purposeful schools. This new edition gives expanded attention to the important symbolic roles of school leaders, including practical suggestions on how leaders can balance cultural goals and values against accountability demands, and features new and powerful case examples throughout. Most important, the authors show how school leaders can transform negative and toxic cultures so that trust, commitment, and sense of unity can prevail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2580787996799
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Elements of Culture

1 Schools as Tribes: The Power to Transform 19

2 Artifacts, Architecture, and Routines: Symbols of Culture 32

3 History: The Value of Lore and Tradition 44

4 Myth, Vision, and Values: Discovering a School's Highest Calling 58

5 Stories and Tales: Passing Along the Vision 71

6 Rituals: Embedding Purpose and Meaning 88

7 Ceremonies and Traditions: Culture in Action 100

8 Conveyors of Culture: Positive and Negative Transmitters 116

The Symbolic Role of School Leaders

9 Weaving the Cultural Tapestry: Seven Schools 129

10 Transforming Toxic Cultures: Renewal Strategies 160

11 Building Trust: Connecting to Parents and Communities 181

12 Strengthening Culture: Eight Essential Roles 196

13 Living with Paradox: The Bifocal Principal 217

14 Achieving Balance: Meeting Cultural and Structural Demands 233

15 Conclusion: Opportunities for the Future 248

References 254

Index 267

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