Developing Positive Relationships in Schools



Positive relationships in schools are central to the well-being of both students and teachers and underpin an effective learning environment. There is now a wealth of research on the importance of connectedness in schools and on the specific qualities of in-school relationships that promote effective education. This chapter demonstrates that these are based in an ecological framework throughout the school system. What happens in one part of the school impacts on what happens elsewhere. This chapter explores what schools might do to increase the level of social capital and positive relationships within the school community.


Social Capital Emotional Intelligence Transformational Leader Positive Psychology School Leader 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of Western SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Clinical, Educational & Health PsychologyUniversity CollegeLondonUK

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