School Organization & Culture

Course Number: SOC 521
Course Title: Why School Culture Matters: Building the Foundation for Effective Teams and Increased Student Achievement 

Course Instructor: Marianne L. Lescher, Ph.D.

Session Schedule:  Wednesday, 8 - 10:30 PM CST

Course Description:

A positive school culture exemplifies a caring community of learners that supports lifelong learning and continuous improvement.  A supportive and healthy culture is one where all members of the school community, adults and students, are engaged together in collective inquiry, reflection, responsible decision-­making, and a love of learning. Staff and families strive to provide opportunities for students to build sustained and caring relationships with adults and a healthy peer climate among students, and the existence of a safe, positive environment demonstrates that the school is focused on the welfare and continuous achievement of all students and staff.

This course will

  • help participants understand the essential  elements and components of a positive school culture;
  • support participants in understanding the culture of their school by using inquiry and self-assessment tools;

assist participants in setting goals and creating action plan steps to enhance and improve the culture at their school.

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