Mapping a strong school culture and linking it to sustainable school improvement

Moosung Lee, Karen Seashore Louis

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This article illuminates the key elements of a strong school culture that have been linked with sustainable school improvement. Policy literature and conversations highlight the importance of school culture as the softer strategy in school improvement. Within this context, this article reviews existing research literature to theorize the key elements of a “strong school culture.” Based on this, the article attempts to measure the key elements of a strong school culture and explores how those cultural elements are associated with sustainable school improvement, drawing from large survey data in the U.S. Implications for policy and research are discussed in depth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-96
Number of pages13
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
Publication statusPublished - 2019 May


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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