ERIC Number: EJ1081063
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Strong One Lasting One: An Elementary School Principal's Ability to Establish a Positive School Culture by Building Trust
Brown, Goldy, III.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v18 n4 p309-316 Dec 2015
Trust is a key element in improving learning and teaching. Reviewing research on the topic of establishing trust by school leaders illuminates actions needed to make a positive difference in the culture of a school. Using the concept of mindfulness, the instructional leader was able to regain the trust of the community, parents, faculty, and staff. The purpose of this article is to describe how an elementary principal utilized three strategies to rebuild trust with stakeholders that resulted in improved learning outcomes for students and the development of a positive school community.
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), School Culture, Principals, Elementary Schools, Stakeholders, Outcomes of Education, Metacognition, Attention Control, Consciousness Raising, Instructional Leadership, Communities of Practice, Family School Relationship, Participative Decision Making
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Education Level: Elementary Education
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