The Climate Of A School

754 Words Jul 21st, 2015 4 Pages
Lindahl gives a good understanding of how school leaders can assess their school’s culture and climate. He discusses methods of how leaders can develop their cultures and climate to contribute to school improvement. Little has been written concerning the role school culture and climate can contribute to school improvement.
Lindahl states that large scale organizational improvement occurs in a human system which means in an atmosphere where we have beliefs and individual members with norms. The climate of a building is fiction in nature that is developed by individuals to give meaning to their work. Contrarily, school culture is there to provide actual stability of the organization. The climate of a school is the perception and expressive belief that individuals hold. The culture is described as shared values, beliefs and expectations that are created through interactions of individuals within the organization.
Lindahl states that culture is contextually influenced by the physical and structural variables. The complete makeup of the school facility has a direct impact on the culture developed within the school. It is easy for sections of the school to develop their own culture if they do not mingle with the rest of the school. The physical location of a wing also has a direct reflection of the culture of the school. Sounds or any other physical aspect of its surroundings define the culture.
When one needs to assess the climate of a school, Lindahl mentions…
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