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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
 

ISBN-10: 0787996793

ISBN-13: 9780787996796

Pub. Date: 03/03/2009

Publisher: Wiley

A Guide for Shaping Your School's Culture

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,

Overview

A Guide for Shaping Your School's Culture

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.

Praise for Shaping School Culture

"For those seeking enduring change that is measured in generations rather than months, and to create a legacy rather than a headline, then Shaping School Culture is your guide."
—Dr. Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and Learning Center, Englewood, CO

"Deal and Peterson combine exquisite language, vibrant stories, and sage advice to support school leaders in embracing the paradoxical nature of their work. A 'must read' for all school leaders."
—Pam Robbins, educational consultant and author

"Once again, the authors have presented practitioners, researchers, professional developers, school coaches, and others with a tremendous resource for renovating and reinvigorating schools."
—Karen M. Dyer, Ed.D., group director, Education and Nonprofit Sector Office, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787996796
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Introduction.

The Elements of Culture.

1. Schools as Tribes: The Power to Transform.

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

3. History: The Value of Lore and Tradition.

4. Myth, Vision, and Values: Discovering a Schools Highest Calling.

5. Stories and Tales: Passing Along the Vision.

6. Rituals: Embedding Purpose and Meaning.

7. Ceremonies and Traditions: Culture in Action.

8. Conveyors of Culture: Positive and Negative Transmitters.

The Symbolic Role of School Leaders.

9. Weaving the Cultural Tapestry: Seven Schools.

10. Transforming Toxic Cultures: Renewal Strategies.

11. Building Trust: Connecting to Parents and Communities.

12. Strengthening Culture: Eight Essential Roles.

13. Living with Paradox: The Bifocal Principal.

14. Achieving Balance: Meeting Cultural and Structural Demands.

15. Conclusion: Opportunities for the Future.

References.

Index.

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Shaping School Culture: Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises--Second Edition 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is worth reading if you want to develop a deeper understanding of school culture. However, some of the examples seemed a little disconnected from the reality of public schools, and there was not enough on how to engage with current educational reforms.
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