"Transforming the Culture of School Leadership is a must-read for teachers and administrators who want to transcend roles so often found in today's schools--roles that produce noncooperation, mistrust, and isolation between teaching and administrative staff."
"In an era of accountability, it is all too easy for school leadership initiatives to dehumanize the culture of the educational workplace. Yet Giancola and Hutchison provide an alternative view of school leadership—one that supports a humane dimension which will transform the culture of school leadership, even in the most challenging of times. This book belongs in the hands of every school leader whose goal is to make a difference in the lives of students, teachers, and administrators"
“To read this book is to understand that education’s passage from semi-professional to professional status must necessarily traverse the human dimension so ably mapped by the authors.”
"This book is for everyone in administration as well as those who would like to be. It will make you want to be a better administrator and in the process make you a better leader."
"In my years as a high school principal, I have read countless books and journals about leadership and school building. What Giancola and Hutchison have done is to move the conversation about school leadership away from managing people to building a culture where everyone is valued."
"The authors see schools as they should be and ask 'why not?'" There are no limits to what we can accomplish together using this humanistic approach."
"'Humane administration...', sadly, that sounds like an oxymoron to some on the teachers' side of the equation. How exciting, then, to read such an innovative and thoughtful proposal for school reform. Giancola and Hutchison present ideas and strategies that should resonate strongly with current and prospective school administrators and faculty."-Wendy L. Sims, Professor of Music Education & Associate ChairDepartment of Learning, Teaching & Curriculum