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Understanding School Culture

by Paul E. Heckman - 1987

In this chapter I focus on some problems in school culture and provide a set of concepts and practices that may help other schools change their cultures so that schooling practices may go beyond what has existed for many years. In order to do this, I propose that teachers examine the total setting in which they work as they embark on a process best described by the word "renewal."

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 86, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 88 Number 5, 1987, p. 63-78
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18985, Date Accessed: 10/28/2020 1:30:00 PM

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  • Paul Heckman
    University of California, Los Angeles
    PAUL HECKMAN received his PhD in Curriculum and the Study of Schooling at UCLA and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Community Education.
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