What Research Tells Us about How Trust Is Built in Kindergarten and Why It Is Important for Children’s Education

Xingyun Fang (University of Nottingham)


This paper mainly describes how to build a trust relationship in kindergarten and why trust is so important for children’s education. As the relationship between teachers and parents is becoming more and more tense, the relationship between teachers and teachers is becoming more and more independent (Tschannen-Moran, 2014)[57]. The trust relationship has a profound impact on children’s academic and social achievement (Bryk and Schneider, 2002)[5]. Therefore, the establishment of the trust relationship is of vital importance in kindergartens. The whole article can be divided into three parts: what, why and how. What is trust first, mentioned a few scholars understanding of trust and understanding? The second part is why trust is important in kindergartens and the factors influencing trust are mentioned. The third part is the focus of this paper, how to do to build trust in kindergarten. This article mentions five solutions, including hiring good leaders; advance step by step according to the order of establishing trust relationship; building a culture of trust in schools; building trust between parents and teachers, teachers and students, and teachers and teachers; using the teaching method adopts the child-centered teaching mode.


Trust; Kindergarten; Educational leadership

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v3i4.2459


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