Trust and School Life

The Role of Trust for Learning, Teaching, Leading, and Bridging

  • Dimitri Van Maele
  • Patrick B. Forsyth
  • Mieke Van Houtte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dimitri Van Maele, Mieke Van Houtte, Patrick B. Forsyth
    Pages 1-33
  3. Trust and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Barbara Schneider, Justina Judy, Christina Mazuca Ebmeyer, Michael Broda
      Pages 37-56
    3. Megan Tschannen-Moran
      Pages 57-81
    4. Patrick B. Forsyth, Curt M. Adams
      Pages 83-98
    5. Monica Makiewicz, Douglas Mitchell
      Pages 99-118
  4. Trust and Teaching

  5. Trust and Leading

  6. Trust and Bridging

About this book


This book samples recent and emerging trust research in education including an array of conceptual approaches, measurement innovations, and explored determinants and outcomes of trust. The collection of pathways explores the phenomenon of trust and establishes the significance of trust relationships in school life. It emboldens the claim that trust merits continued attention of both scholars and practitioners because of the role it plays in the production of equity and excellence. Divided into four parts, the book explores trust under the rubrics of learning, teaching, leading and bridging.

The book proposes a variety of directions for future research. These include the simultaneous investigation of trust from the prospectives of various  trusters, and at both the individual and group levels, longitudinal research designs, and an elaboration of methods.


College Ambition Program (CAP) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Cooperative School Environment Educational Research Agenda Effective Teacher Collaboration Faculty Trust Instructional Policy Development Interrelationships of Trust Organizational Predictability Parent Trust Perceptions of Trust Principal Influence Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Propensity to Trust Relational Trust Relational Trust Framework School Culture School Improvement School Leadership Social Network Perspective Structural Equation Model (SEM) Student Trust Study of Instructional Improvement (SII) Success for All (SFA) Teacher Burnout Levels Teacher Efficacy Teacher Trust Teacher-Student Relationship Trust Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitri Van Maele
    • 1
  • Patrick B. Forsyth
    • 2
  • Mieke Van Houtte
    • 3
  1. 1.Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium
  2. 2.University of OklahomaTulsaUSA
  3. 3.Ghent UniversityGhentBelgium

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