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What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership

December 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.

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


3. Best Practices in Visionary Leadership
Examining Beliefs and Values

Composing a Vision Statement

Actualizing Your Vision


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

Debunking Myths About Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Leading in Culturally Relevant Ways


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: 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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

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ISBN: 9781412915878