Shaping School Culture
Pitfalls, Paradoxes, and Promises
A Guide for Shaping Your School's Culture
In this thoroughly revised and updated edition of their classicbook, Shaping School Culture, Terrence Deal and Kent Petersonaddress the latest thinking on organizational culture and changeand offer new ideas and strategies on how stories, rituals,traditions, and other cultural practices can be used to createpositive, caring, and purposeful schools. This new edition givesexpanded attention to the important symbolic roles of schoolleaders, including practical suggestions on how leaders can balancecultural goals and values against accountability demands, andfeatures new and powerful case examples throughout. Most important,the authors show how school leaders can transform negative andtoxic cultures so that trust, commitment, and sense of unity canprevail.
Praise for Shaping School Culture
"For those seeking enduring change that is measured ingenerations rather than months, and to create a legacy rather thana headline, then Shaping School Culture is your guide."
Dr. Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and LearningCenter, Englewood, CO
"Deal and Peterson combine exquisite language, vibrant stories,and sage advice to support school leaders in embracing theparadoxical nature of their work. A 'must read' for all schoolleaders."
Pam Robbins, educational consultant and author
"Once again, the authors have presented practitioners,researchers, professional developers, school coaches, and otherswith a tremendous resource for renovating and reinvigoratingschools."
Karen M. Dyer, Ed.D., group director, Education and NonprofitSector Office, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, NC
304 pages; ISBN 9781118047583
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Title: Shaping School Culture
Author: Terrence E. Deal; Kent D. Peterson