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The previous edition of this book was notable for explaining how the values and beliefs of educators have a critical impact on school functioning. In this long-awaited new edition, authors focus on new and inspiring case examples from schools across the country to show how culture-based practices are being used to bring purpose, passion, and meaning to the educational experience. They also show how leaders play important symbolic roles in schools and how culture-based strategies can help educators manage everyday challenges and even serve to heal and transform "toxic" school environments.
Terrence E. Deal has been a professor at Stanford, Harvard, and Vanderbilt Universities and is the former Irving R. Melbo Professor of Education at the Rossier School of the University of Southern California. He is coauthor of the best-sellers, Leading with Soul and Reframing Organizations.
Kent D. Peterson is a professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Deal and Peterson are coauthors of The Leadership Paradox.
Table of Contents
The Elements of Culture
Schools as Tribes: The Power to Transform
Artifacts, Architecture, and Routines: Symbols of Culture
History: The Value of Lore and Tradition
Myth, Vision, and Values: Discovering a School's Highest Calling
Stories and Tales: Passing Along the Vision
Rituals: Embedding Purpose and Meaning
Ceremonies and Traditions: Culture in Action
Conveyors of Culture: Positive and Negative Transmitters
The Symbolic Role of School Leaders
Weaving the Cultural Tapestry: Seven Schools
Transforming Toxic Cultures: Renewal Strategies
Building Trust: Connecting to Parents and Communities
Strengthening Culture: Eight Essential Roles
Living with Paradox: The Bifocal Principal
Achieving Balance: Meeting Cultural and Structural Demands
Conclusion: Opportunities for the Future
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