The purpose of this study was to examine several operational arenas that functioned as organizational vehicles for the expression of a school's caring culture. Data from interviews with nineteen teachers, four administrators, and eight professional staff members, and participant observations indicated that the principal was a vital force in creating and sustaining a caring culture at this school. In addition to the administration, three other areas of school functioning helped sustain the caring culture at this middle school: mission and goals, curriculum and instruction, and structures. However, although the school's stakeholders had made strides in developing a culture of caring at their school, future efforts needed to focus, especially, on including students and their parents as important contributors to such an endeavor.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning|
|State||Published - Mar 12 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management