Building trust for better schools: research-based practices

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Corwin Press, Apr 13, 2005 - Education - 115 pages
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Why is trust in schools so important? What does trust mean to a school's productivity? Parents are dependent on teachers to educate their children. Teachers are dependent on principals to create conditions conducive to helping children learn. This excellent new resource identifies links between the growth of trust and positive outcomes that benefit school improvement efforts. But how do we build trust? Kochanek offers an innovative process model of trust building. Increased trust: Fosters participation among faculty in school reform efforts Creates a greater openness to innovation among teachers Increases outreach to parents Produces even higher academic productivity in schools

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Trust Building as a Developmental Process
Improving a HighTrust School
Starting From a Lack of Trust

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Julie Reed Kochanek received her Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 2003. She is currently an assistant professor of sociology at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.