Academy of Educational Leadership Journal (Print ISSN: 1095-6328; Online ISSN: 1528-2643)


School Leadership In Times of Uncertainty: Hands-on Trust!

Author(s): Nicos Keravnos

In times of uncertainty, school leaders may need to review and adapt their leadership to meet the challenges imposed. Developing and fostering trusting relations in schools could provide solutions on how to cope with hectic and demanding conditions. Previous research has documented that trust ensures (among others), higher learning outcomes, positive and supportive school climate, increased teacher responsibility and professionalism, organizational citizenship behaviors, unhindered communication, cooperation, continuous professional learning and enhanced teachers' collective efficacy. The paper aims to provide evidence on how trust facilitates school leaders and teachers to meet and overcome difficulties, especially in times of uncertainty (e.g., Covid-19 period). It also suggests that where trusting relations bloom, the chance schools perform adequately under any circumstances, is particularly high

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