There is a generally accepted belief that a causal relationship exists between the effectiveness of schools and school districts and the culture and climate of these schools and districts. In addition to internal environmental factors, it must be recognized that schools and school districts are interactive with and responsive to their external environments. There must also be an awareness of and preparedness for schools and districts to become culturally competent in serving an increasingly diverse student population.
This component of the Vision for Public Education in Georgia identifies and describes the dimensions of climate and culture that are essential for Georgia’s educational system to achieve a high level of organizational efficacy. A critical part of the work will be an effort to determine cause and effect relationships.