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ERIC Number: EJ824136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Trust and Its Role in Principal Succession: A Preliminary Examination of a Continuum of Trust
Macmillan, Robert B.; Meyer, Matthew J.; Northfield, Shawn
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v3 n4 p275-294 2004
Trust is a critical factor in determining whether principal-teacher working relationships are positive or negative. This article begins to explore the concept of trust and its development in twelve Canadian secondary schools that experienced frequent principal turnover in a period of eight years. The authors found that the development of trust between principals and teachers could be described as a four phase continuum that begins at the time of a principal's entry. Perceived ability (knowledge, skills, competence and consistency), the degree to which interpersonal relations develop, and the rate of principal turnover influence whether trust between principals and teachers progresses along the continuum or becomes stalled. The four types of trust along this continuum are Role, Practice, Integrative and Correlative. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada