This collection explores critical and foundational theory for trust in educational administration and leadership as it influences a broad range of topics, such as ethics, governance, diversity, policy, management, and power. It demonstrates the relevance of this foundation to practical issues and problems internationally, both within the organizational context and extra-organizationally. Contributors from throughout the world focus on the application of trust factors as they affect our understanding of, and practice in, educational organizations. This volume will be of interest to students and faculty of educational administration theory, the policy and politics of education, and educational leadership as well as practitioners and policy makers.
Editors’ Introductions. The Interdisciplinary Foundation of Trust: From Trustworthiness to Betrayal Eugenie A. Samier. Theoretical, Practical, and Research Perspectives of Trust in Educational Administration and Leadership Michèle Schmidt Part I: Theoretical Foundations 1. Exploring the Dynamics of Work Place Trust, Personal Agency, and Administrative Heuristics Cheryl L. Bolton and Fenwick W. English 2. Educational Trust: A Critical Component in the (De)cultivation of Social Capital in School Districts Michèle Schmidt 3. Trust in Organisational, Leadership, and Management Studies: Theories, Approaches, and Conceptions Eugenie A. Samier Part II: Research Approaches 4. Reconceptualising Educational Administration as a Hermeneutics of Trust Stephanie Mackler and Séamus Mulryan 5. Studying the Psychological and Cultural Wages of Mistrust: An Essay on Organisational Torment under a Suspicious Regime Eugenie A. Samier 6. Developing Trust through Collaborative Research: Mentoring Graduate Students of Colour Cynthia Gerstl-Pepin and Marybeth Gasman Part III: Critical and Current Issues 7. Toxic Leadership and the Erosion of Trust in Higher Education Sheri R. Klein 8. In Schools We Trust? Leadership in loco parentis and the Failure to Protect Students from Bullying and Harassment Dominique E. Johnson 9. Administration, Education, and the Question of Trust Richard Bates 10. The Politics of Derision, Distrust and Deficit: The Damaging Consequences for Youth and Communities Put at a Disadvantage John Smyth 11. (Non)-Legal Requirements for Trust in Slovenian Higher Education Uroš Pinterič 12. Personalisation: The Individual, Trust, and Education in a Neo-liberal World Helen M. Gunter, Stephen Rogers, and Charlotte Woods