Trust in schools : a core resource for improvement
Most Americans agree on the necessity of education reform, but there is little consensus about how this goal might be achieved. The rhetoric of standards and vouchers has occupied center stage, polarizing public opinion and affording little room for reflection on the intangible conditions that make for good schools. This book engages this debate with a compelling examination of the importance of social relationships in the successful implementation of school reform
eBook, English, ©2002
Russell Sage Foundation, New York, ©2002
1 online resource (xix, 217 pages :) : illustrations.
About the Authors; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Part I. Framing Themes and Illuminating Theory; Chapter 1. The Social Foundations of Schooling: An Overlooked Dimension for Improvement; Chapter 2. Relational Trust (With Julie Kochanek); Part II. Relational Trust in Three Urban School Communities; Chapter 3. Ridgeway Elementary School: The Costs of Conflicted Leadership (With Sharon Greenberg and Julie Kochanek); Chapter 4. Thomas Elementary School: Cultural Diversity as an Obstacle to Trust (With Sharon Greenberg and Julie Kochanek). Chapter 5. Holiday Elementary School: Dedicated to the Welfare of the Children (With Sharon Greenberg And Julie Kochanek)Part III. Effects and Implications; Chapter 6. Relational Trust and Improving Academic Achievement (With Julie Kochanek); Chapter 7. Analytic and Policy Implications for School Reform; Appendix A: Description of the Field Study; Appendix B: Measures and Other Variables Used; Appendix C: Analysis Details; Notes ; References; Index
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