- Series: The Rose Series in Sociology
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation (September 5, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0871541920
- ISBN-13: 978-0871541925
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,914,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Trust in Schools: A Core Resource for Improvement (The Rose Series in Sociology)
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About the Author
ANTHONY S. BRYK is Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education and Sociology, University of Chicago.
BARBARA SCHNEIDER is professor of sociology and human development, University of Chicago.
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Q. What have you read lately that has influenced you?
The book in education that I have been mulling over is called Trust in Schools. It is authored by Barbara Schneider and Tony Bryk at the University of Chicago, who have been engaged in helping Chicago schools for over a decade. Their research led them to ask, "What conditions were most predictive of substantial change in student achievement?" And, as it turned out, trust relationships that exist between educators and the parents of the children served, among teachers, and then between the principal and his or her staff. What they found was that the ability to improve practices that require trust among all the relevant actors-parents, administrators, and teachers.
Many schools have very troubling relations between parents and educators. Educators still, and probably understandably, say, "We're great teachers, but the students just aren't motivated." We have to confront the question: How can one be a great teacher when they fail to have impact on those with whom they are working? That is the kind of challenge that I think Trust in Schools, to some extent, addresses.
Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D.
President, Center for Social and Emotional Education
Adjunct Professor in Psychology and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
Adjunct Professor in Education
School for Professional Studies, City University of New York