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What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership
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What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership



October 2005 | 144 pages | Corwin
The second in its series, What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership recognizes that culture is the glue that holds a school together and that positive school culture contributes to student success. The headteacher plays a big role as cultural leader, and effects school culture in every aspect of the job - from leading with a strong and positive vision to creating a safe, appreciative, and respectful campus climate.

Learn how to be a cultural leader in supervising and working with staff, interacting with parents, sharing with students, and ultimately creating a culture in which students can excel.

Best-selling author, Jeffrey Glanz, offers the essentials for new and aspiring headteachers and reminds current headteachers about what it means to be an effective cultural leader.

 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Questionnaire: Before We Get Started...
 
1. Introduction
Case Study and Reflective Questions

 
 
2. Best Practices in Sustaining Positive Organizational Climate and Culture
Building Relationships With Students

 
Building Relationships With Teachers

 
Building an Ethic of Caring

 
Building Staff Morale

 
Conclusion

 
 
3. Best Practices in Visionary Leadership
Examining Beliefs and Values

 
Composing a Vision Statement

 
Actualizing Your Vision

 
Conclusion

 
 
4. Best Practices in Promoting Cultural Diversity
Encouraging Culturally Relevant Teaching

 
Debunking Myths About Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

 
Leading in Culturally Relevant Ways

 
Conclusion

 
 
5. Best Practices in Fostering Organization Self-Renewal
Dealing With the Problem of Change

 
Dealing With the Problem of Conflict

 
Dealing With the Challenge of Renewal

 
Conclusion

 
 
Conclusion: Building and Sustaining a Learning Community
 
Resource A. Realities of Cultural Leadership: In-Basket Simulations
 
Resource B. Assessing Your Role as Cultural Leader
 
Resource C. An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources
 
References
 
Index

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1


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ISBN: 9781412915878

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