Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools / Edition 1

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Overview

"Trust Matters offers educators a practical, hands-on guide for establishing and maintaining trust within their schools as well as providing information on how to repair trust that has been damaged. Written by Megan Tschannen-Moran - an expert on the topic of trust and schools - Trust Matters is based in solid research. It outlines the five key elements on which individuals base their trust judgments (benevolence, honesty, openness, reliability, and competency) and explores the factors that influence the development of trust. The book explores the leader's role in fostering high quality relationships among teachers, students, and parents and examines examples of positive outcomes of trusting school environments." Each chapter contains a "Putting It into Action" section that offers practical advice for utilizing the book's key suggestions in schools. The book also provides surveys, scoring directions, and norms for assigning the level of trust in schools.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787974343
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/6/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 261,488
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

MEGAN TSCHANNEN-MORAN is a professor of educational policy, planning, and leadership at the College of William and Mary’s School of Education. She has written several pieces on trust, including the successful first edition of Trust Matters, and is considered a leading scholar on the subject of trust in educational settings. She is the coauthor of Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time.

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Table of Contents

1 Why trust matters 1
2 What is trust? 15
3 Cultivating trust 41
4 Betrayal 63
5 Revenge 87
6 Teachers trusting one another 107
7 Fostering trust with students and parents 135
8 Restoring trust 153
9 Becoming a trustworthy leader 173
App. A Measures of trust in schools
App. B Guide to principals for presenting results of the trust surveys to your faculty
App. C Study participants
App. D Directions for future research
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2004

    Fresh Advice for Beleagured Principalcs

    The practical advice in this book is invaluable for educational leaders who are under fire in today's climate. At points, it reads like a novel -- with up-close stories of 3 real-life principals. At other points, it reads like a self-help book -- with a comprehensive five-point model for understanding and building trust in schools. Once I started reading this book, I couldn't put it down. The applications were obvious and compelling. No school administrator should go without reading this book.

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