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On School Culture and its Impact on Leadership
A discussion of the school culture in Canada.
# 102380 | 4,814 words | 20 sources | APA | 2008 | US


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This paper discusses school culture in Canada and its impact on leadership. The paper explains that a good deal now discussed on leadership and school cultures, as institutional cultures, arrives from the United States where newcomers face different social hazards and divisions. The paper suggests that by exploring a number of American sources that refer to a slightly different reality, can nonetheless offer ideas of usefulness to Canadian educators. The paper notes that, whereas it is often heard that the teaching profession suffers from low morale or that some schools seem beyond redemption, a model of developing leaders in school settings and leadership capacity for teachers has been a strong focus of American and also British studies in education of the last years.

Outlook:
Introduction
The 'Culturally Proficient' School
On Leadership
Teachers as Leaders
Cultivating a School Culture of Diversity
American Examples - Schools that Learn
Back to School Culture
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"In some locations, there needs to be awareness of historical mistrust that may exist concerning members of one community vis-a-vis another, a factor appearing often in American materials with respect to a now long gap between 'white' Americans and those of African descent that may still be seen, in some corners, occupying two worlds apart. The most usual scenario reported in the United States involves all-Black schools where mainly non-Black teachers are natural authority figures and as this authority becomes entwined with other resentments imbedded in a culture obtained in the home or neighbourhood. The answer is not in seeing that teachers are Black or purple or green, but in discussing what a 'white' teacher may symbolize, the teacher perhaps volunteering what nameless African American youths in numbers can mean to non-Black persons alone."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Barth, Roland S. (2001). Learning by Heart. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Davies, Brent. (2005). The Essentials of School Leadership. London: Paul Chapman.
  • Drumm, J.E. and F.M. Groom. (1999). Teaching Information Skills to Disadvantaged Children. Computers in Libraries. 19: 48-51.
  • Dunlap, E., S.C. Tourigny and B.D. Johnson. (2001). Dead Tired and Bone Weary - Grandmothers as Caregivers in Drug Affected Inner City Households. Race and Society. 3: 143-163.
  • Earley, P. and D. Weindling. (2004). Developing Leaders and Leadership Capacity, in Understanding School Leadership. London: Paul Chapman.

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APA Format

On School Culture and its Impact on Leadership (2008, March 24) Retrieved September 20, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/research-paper/on-school-culture-and-its-impact-on-leadership-102380/

MLA Format

"On School Culture and its Impact on Leadership" 24 March 2008. Web. 20 September. 2014. <http://www.academon.com/research-paper/on-school-culture-and-its-impact-on-leadership-102380/>

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