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This article explores organizational and peer dynamics that impact the potential for productive, trusting peer relationships. Findings indicated that trust in a reciprocal peer coaching context is formed through the development of emotional attachment and mutual confidence enhanced by confidentiality. In addition, the openness that comes through trusting enough to make ourselves vulnerable leads to the confidence to share plans for the future and to reveal important values.
Updated: Nov. 30, 2016
This study aims to examine the development of an unintended mentoring relationship between researchers and participants during a longitudinal, qualitative study. It highlights the opportunity for teacher preparation to serve as a bridge to close the gap in learning between the relatively theoretical world of teacher preparation and practical world of classroom teaching. Two larger themes emerged from the findings: (1) the importance of trust in supporting beginning teachers; and (2) the researcher as a bridge between learning and teaching.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2015
Searching High and Searching Low, Searching East and Searching West: Looking For Trust in Teacher Education
This article reviewed 10 papers. These papers demonstrated that those associated with teacher education, from the policy, research and practice arenas, are currently searching to ensure that the teachers who graduate from an increasing array of programmes, have the skills, attitudes and dispositions to support high levels of student achievement in schools. Several key issues that have emerged from the reviewed articles. The first issue is whether teaching is a craft or a profession. The issue whether the role of teacher is a profession or a craft has implications on how teacher educators view themselves, as practitioners or researchers. Finally, this review describes the lack of trust being shown by politicians and communities in number of countries to both teachers and teacher educators.
Updated: Mar. 25, 2014
Features and Strategies of Supervisor Professional Community as a Means of Improving the Supervision of Preservice Teachers
This study addresses the problem of professional development for teacher education supervisors. It explores whether features associated with effective professional communities among K-12 teachers are relevant and sufficient for improving the practice of supervisors in teacher education programs.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2012
A Multilevel Analysis of the Impact of a Professional Learning Community, Faculty Trust in Colleagues and Collective Efficacy on Teacher Commitment to Students
The current study investigated the relationships between a professional learning community (PLC), faculty trust in colleagues, teachers’ collective efficacy, and their commitment to students. The findings from the Hong Kong teacher sample indicated that two PLC factors including collective learning and application and supportive conditions – structures, and the factors faculty trust in colleagues and collective teacher efficacy could significantly and positively account for the school-level variances of teachers’ commitment to students.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
This study examined the primary school principals’ perceptions of ‘trust’ in their mentoring experiences at different career phases. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used in the study. The Primary School Principals’ Mentoring Questionnaire previously developed by the researchers was applied to 1462 primary school principals in Istanbul. As a follow-up study, focus groups were carried out with 50 school administrators at various career phases. Results of the study showed that in different career phases, trust played a crucial role in maintaining the collegiality in the principals’ mentoring experiences.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Mathematics professional development for elementary teachers: Building trust within a school-based mathematics education community
Issues related to trust in a professional development project are discussed in this article, which aims at improving mathematics instruction by developing a mathematics education community of learners. The learners were conceived as both the teachers and the mathematics educators.
Updated: Dec. 11, 2007