Shaping School Culture:  The Heart of Leadership

by Terrence E. Deal and Kent D. Peterson

Culture is critical.  Schools cannot be the places we want them to be for our students without positive, healthful, powerful cultures.  And, unless our schools become such places, our students cannot achieve as in the ways we want for them.  Principals must (oh no! not another "must" for principals!) be cultural leaders.  They must be able to help shape and grow, and sometimes reclaim from toxicity, the cultures of their schools.  This book gives some analysis and some stories that can help principals and other leaders get some handle on this issue of culture.


Copyright 1998, 199, 2000, 2001  by David N. Shearon