What’s missing in education reform in the United States? The answer is leadership; specifically, the ability of school and district leaders to construct and continually nurture a culture of sustained high performance. A true leader needs to have not only a vision of the desired culture, but the skills and information necessary to make that vision a reality. Providing a combined 70 years of classroom and administrative experience, renowned authors James Guthrie and Patrick Schuermann offer a practice-based approach, grounded in research and theory, to achieving and maintaining an atmosphere of success in schools through effective leadership.
Chapter 3: Leadership and Effective School Culture
Leadership and Effective School Culture
This chapter explains the relationship of leadership to the achievement of the “vision” of an effective school culture to which the preceding chapter was addressed.
Specifically, in this chapter a reader will learn about the following:
- Consciously crafting a coherent and authentic leadership style
- Identifying one's core values relevant to leadership
- Constructing a professional philosophy of education and management
- Setting priorities for leadership action in constructing an effective ...