Enabling School Structures, Trust, and Collective Efficacy in Private International Schools

Julie A Gray, Robert Summers


We explored the role of enabling school structures, collegial trust, and collective efficacy in 15 pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade international, private schools in South and Central America and Mexico. While most of these schools shared an “American” curriculum the local culture and school norms affected the climate of the school and the likelihood of the development of a professional learning community (PLC) in each school and country accordingly. As enabling school structures, trust in the principal, collegial trust, and collective efficacy were more established, the PLC was more likely to be developed based upon teacher perceptions in this quantitative study.


professional learning communities; private international schools; trust; collective efficacy; enabling school structures

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2016v11n3a651

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