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ERIC Number: EJ917643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Principals as Cultural Leaders
Louis, Karen Seashore; Wahlstrom, Kyla
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n5 p52-56 Feb 2011
Principals have a strong role to play in forming school cultures that encourage change. Changing a school's culture requires shared or distributed leadership and instructional leadership. A multiyear study found that three elements are necessary for a school culture that stimulates teachers to improve their instruction: 1) Teachers and administrators need to engage in deeper organizational learning, 2) teachers need to be part of a professional community, and 3) change requires trust between teachers and administrators, among teachers, and between teachers and parents.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A