Trust Formation When Youth and Adults Partner to Lead School Reform: A Case Study of Supportive Structures and Challenges
This study examines the beliefs and practices that support and undermine trust formation in school leadership efforts that invite students into discussions of continuous improvement. Through a case study of a youth-adult partnership initiative, the study finds that trust between youth and adults was supported by having a shared, accessible language for discussing teaching and learning, opportunities for strengths-based dialogue around school practices, and regular opportunities to meet. However, there was also a perception gap between youth and adults around how well group members fulfilled their roles in the actual data collection process, causing conflict and undermining the long-term stability of these arrangements by eroding trust.
"Trust Formation When Youth and Adults Partner to Lead School Reform: A Case Study of Supportive Structures and Challenges,"
Journal of Organizational & Educational Leadership: Vol. 2:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gardner-webb.edu/joel/vol2/iss2/2