Shaping School Culture Fieldbook: The Heart of Leadership (Jossey-Bass Education Series)

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"The Shaping School Culture Fieldbook" provides a variety of sources of information, inspiration, and suggestions and includes more than forty field tested exercises. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the features of culture and the symbolic roles of leaders and is followed by a set of examples that clearly illustrate the ideas. The book is filled with activities. Many are specifically designed as group activities with suggestions for how to organize the session, while others are meant to stimulate reflection and are often posed as questions. Most of the activities are designed to be used in a group setting and the questions provided in the chapters can become topics for dialogue or group brainstorming. This wonderful resource will help school leaders learn how to understand, assess, and transform their school culture for ongoing success.

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The bestselling Shaping School Culture described the critical elements of school culture-the purposes, traditions, norms, and values that guide and glue the community together-and showed how a positive culture can make school reforms work. To help put into action the ideas outlined in Shaping School Culture, the authors Kent Peterson and Terrence Deal have created this hands-on Fieldbook which provides the tools needed to bring out the best in students, teachers, and the surrounding community
The Shaping School Culture Fieldbook provides a variety of sources of information, inspiration, and suggestions and includes more than forty field-tested exercises. Each chapter begins with a discussion of the features of culture and the symbolic roles of leaders and is followed by a set of examples that clearly illustrate the ideas. The book is filled with activities. Many are specifically designed as group activities with suggestions for how to organize the session, while others are meant to stimulate reflection and are often posed as questions. Most of the activities are designed be to used in a group setting and the questions provided in the chapters can become topics for dialogue or group brainstorming. This wonderful resource will help school leaders learn how to understand, assess, and transform their school culture for ongoing success.

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Kent D. Peterson is professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He is founding director of the Vanderbilt Principals Institute. He is author of The Leadership Paradox (Jossey Bass, 1994) and with Terrence Deal coauthor of Shaping School Culture (Jossey Bass, 1999). Terrence E. Deal is Irving R. Melbo Professor at the University of Southern California. He is author and coauthor of a number of bestselling books including Leading With Soul, Revised and Updated (Jossey Bass, 2001), and Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership, Second Edition (Jossey Bass, 1997 ).

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