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What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About Cultural Leadership

March 2014 | 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

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Jeffrey G. Glanz

Jeffrey Glanz currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Institute for University-School Partnership, Director of the Masters Program and the Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. Prior to coming to YU, Dr. Glanz served as Dean of Graduate Programs and Chair of the Department of Education at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York. He also coordinated the educational leadership program that led to New York State certification as a principal and assistant principal. Prior to arriving at Wagner, he served as... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781412915878