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School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It


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Your school is a lot more than a center of student learning—it also represents a self-contained culture, with traditions and expectations that reflect its unique mission and demographics. In this groundbreaking book, education experts Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker offer tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students' lives. Drawing from decades of research on organizational cultures and school leadership, the authors provide everything you need to optimize both the culture and climate of your school, including

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Culture vs. Climate

Building Blocks and Subcultures

What Type of Culture Do You Want?

What Type of Culture Do You Have?

The School Culture Survey

About the authors

Steve Gruenert is a professor of educational leadership and chair of the educational leadership department at Indiana State University. He has studied organizational culture and climate for more than 20 years and continues to learn and collaborate with other researchers as these concepts evolve.

Gruenert researches and publishes on the topics of leadership and organizational culture. He is the coauthor of School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It and Minds Unleashed: How Principals Can Lead the Right-Brained Way.

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