Corpus ID: 36943391

Relational Trust: The Glue that Binds a Professional Learning Community

  title={Relational Trust: The Glue that Binds a Professional Learning Community},
  author={J. Cranston},
  journal={Alberta Journal of Educational Research},
  • J. Cranston
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Alberta Journal of Educational Research
  • This article examines how principals describe the nature of relationships and presence (or absence) of relational trust among teachers, and between the teachers and the principal in the discourse of professional learning communities. Participants were 12 school principals from urban, suburban, and rural communities in Manitoba. In the discourse of learning communities, the notion of trust is articulated as being relational in its orientation and developed around group norms of safety, risk… CONTINUE READING
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