Building Strong School Cultures by Sharon D. Kruse
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Building Strong School Cultures
By Sharon D. Kruse

Building Strong School Cultures

A Guide to Leading Change

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Building Strong School Cultures by Sharon D. Kruse

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This resource calls on head teachers to create a viable, sustainable school culture using the professional community, organizational learning and trust to affect teaching and learning. This addition to the Leadership for Learning series presents an Intensification of Leadership approach that integrates teachers, parents, and community members into a coherent team. The authors examine schools that have achieved lasting cultural change and present practical strategies for: "diagnosing and shaping a school culture "revising leadership functions to broaden the decision-making processes "rethinking organizational structures "supporting continuous improvement while ensuring stability

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412951821
ISBN-10: 1412951828
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 15mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Sharon D. Kruse

Organizational Literacy for Educators by Sharon D. Kruse Organizational Literacy for Educators, Paperback (March 1999)

This text attempts to teach educators to identify and influence common social patterns that affect their work in school organizations. It combines literature from educational leadership and foundations of education to provide an introduction to organizational theories related to schooling.

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Author Biography - Sharon D. Kruse

Sharon D. Kruse is a professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at the University of Akron. Over the past decade, she has studied school leadership and successful school improvement practices. She previously worked with Karen Seashore Louis coauthoring Professionalism and Community: Perspective on Reforming Urban Schools (Corwin Press 1995) and with Bob Johnson Jr. coauthoring Decision Making for Educational Leaders: Under-Examined Dimensions and Issues. Karen Seashore Louis is the Rodney Wallace Professor of Educational Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Her area of expertise includes improvement in K-12 leadership and policy over the last 30 years, particularly in urban secondary schools. Louis also conducts research on organizational changes within higher education, with particular attention to faculty roles, and on international comparative policy in educational reform. A past president of Division A of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), she is a widely published author in the field. Recent books include Organizing for School Change, Leadership for Change and School Improvement: International Perspectives, Handbook of Educational Administration, Second Edition, and Organizational Learning in Schools. Louis earned a bachelor's degree in History from Swarthmore College and a doctorate in sociology from Columbia University.

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