Building trust for better schools : research-based practices / Julie Reed Kochanek ; foreword by Anthony Bryk.

Kochanek, Julie Reed, author.
Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin Press, [2005]
1 online resource (145 p.)

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School improvement programs -- United States -- Case studies.
Educational leadership -- United States -- Case studies.
School management and organization -- United States -- Case studies.
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Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Chapter 1 - Introduction: Making a Case for Trust; Why is Trust in Schools So Important?; Efficient Schools as Network Organizations; How is Trust Defined in Schools?; What Do We Know about Building Trust?; Social Similarity as a Predisposition to Trust; The Limitations of Contracts in Establishing Trust; The Inefficiency of Trust Based on Social Symbols; Repeated Social Exchanges Support the Growth of Trust; Summary; Chapter 2 - Trust Building as a Developmental Process; Setting the Stage for Positive Interactions
Communicating a Vision of Doing What is Best for ChildrenReshaping the Faculty to Create a Cohesive, Competent Team; Fostering Low-Risk Exchanges; Engaging in Small, Successful Activities as a Forum for Positive Low-Risk Interactions; Promoting Small-Group Interactions to Ease Vulnerabilities; Using Daily Social Interaction to Ease Vulnerabilities; Modeling Behavior to Promote Successful Low-Risk Interaction; Planning Special Events to Promote Positive Low-Risk Interactions; Creating Opportunities for High-Risk Interactions; Implementing Formal Structures of High-Risk Interaction
Using the Development of a School Mission to Promote High-Risk InteractionsPursuing a Strategic Plan of Action to Further Induce High-Risk Interactions; Shifting Control from Administrators to Teachers; Illustrating a Model with Case Studies; Chapter 3 - MacNeil Elementary School: Improving a High-Trust School; The Principal in the Office; New Leadership: The People's Principal; Refining Relationships for Higher Levels of Trust; Summary; Chapter 4 - Mills Elementary School: Starting from a Lack of Trust; A School in Conflict; A Principal Under Siege
Developing Relationships from the Lowest Levels of TrustSummary; Chapter 5 - Cole Magnet Elementary School: Coming Back to Trust; A Temporary Intrusion; Returning to Normal: The Maintenance Principal; Shared Governance, Facilitated Relationships, and a Lack of Direction; Summary; Chapter 6 - An Examination of Trust Building through Quantitative Analyses; How Does a Low Base State of Trust Affect the Effectiveness of Trust-Building Strategies?; In Schools with Growing Parent-Teacher Trust, How Does Parent Involvement Vary with the Economic Level of the Parents?
How Important is a Buffer between Teachers and Parents in Schools Where Parental Involvement is Strong?Does the Growth of Teacher-Principal Trust Lead to a Growth in Teacher-Teacher Trust?; Summary; Chapter 7 - Implementing Trust-Building Strategies in Your School; Which Strategies are Effective in Building Trust?; Put Others at Ease; Remove Barriers to Trust; Provide Opportunities for People to Interact; Provide Guidance and Support for Continued School Improvement; Conclusion; Resource A: CCSR Relational Trust Measures; Resource B: Measures of Key Concepts of Trust Building; References
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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