When the bestselling books Shaping School Culture and TheShaping School Culture Fieldbook were first published, Kent D.Peterson and Terrence E. Deal described the critical elements ofschool culturethe purposes, traditions, norms, and valuesthat guide and glue the community together. The authors showed howa positive culture makes school reform work and the companionFieldbook included the tools needed to bring out the best instudents, teachers, and the surrounding community
In today's complex educational environment, new challenges havesurfaced for school leaders who must grapple with issues ofstandards-based testing, school accountability, and studentachievement. The second edition of The Shaping School CultureFieldbook offers a companion to the newly revised edition ofShaping School Culture and includes an expanded version of Petersonand Deal's time-tested model to address the latest thinking onschool culture and change. The Fieldbook offers a wealth of newideas and approaches and includes new material on "toxic"environments with specific action plans. In addition, the bookcontains powerful new case examples for revitalizing schoolculture.
The Shaping School Culture Fieldbook draws on the authors'extensive research and nationwide school contacts and includeshands-on strategies and exercises for helping school leaders:
- Uncover a school's hidden values, beliefs, and assumptions
- Think through and develop a school's mission and purpose
- Work out appropriate stories, metaphors, and symbols torepresent a school
- Devise rituals and ceremonies for enriching the schoolexperience
- Rethink leadership practices in light of educational andcultural needs
- Identify, transform, and heal a "toxic" educational culture
This important resource will help school leaders understand,assess, and transform school culture for organizationalsuccess.
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About the Author
Kent D. Peterson was the first director of the VanderbiltPrincipals' Institute and is former head of the National Center forEffective Schools Research and Development. He is currentlyprofessor in the Department of Educational Leadership and PolicyAnalysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Terrence E. Deal has taught at the Stanford and Harvard GraduateSchools of Education, Vanderbilt's Peabody College, and theUniversity of Southern California. He lectures and consultsinternationally with business, health care, educational, religious,and military organizations.
Peterson and Deal are the coauthors of The Principal's Role inShaping School and The Leadership Paradox: Balancing Logic andArtistry in Schools.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction and Organization of the Fieldbook.
PART ONE: INTERPRETING SCHOOL CULTURE.
2. The Importance of Culture.
3. Vision and Values: The Bedrock of Culture.
4. Ritual and Ceremony: Culture in Action.
5. History and Stories: The Importance of the Past.
6. People and Relationships: The Informal Network.
7. Architecture, Artifacts, and Symbols: The Visual Scene.
PART TWO: TRANSFORMING SCHOOL CULTURE.
8. Healing Toxic cultures-Action Strategies.
9. Eight roles of Symbolic Leaders.
10. Final Thoughts.
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