The work of the Center has been the subject of a great deal of writing, research, and evaluation – both commissioned work directly related to our programs, as well as other work arising from synergistic partnerships with writers and researchers. We have supported research and evaluation that ensures program improvement, demonstrates a compelling case for bringing circles of trust into the world, and contributes to public discourse about this work.
Please check out the studies below, or contact Executive Director Terry Chadsey for more information about current and planned studies.
Evaluation of Circle of Trust Retreats (December 2007) Janet Smith, University of Canberra School of Education and Community Studies
Finding Common Threads: Selected Summary of the Research on the Courage to Teach Program and the Process of Teacher Formation (August 2005) Mike Poutiatine, PhD
Longitudinal Evaluation of the Courage to Teach Program (March 2000), Sam Intrator and Megan Scriber
New Directions for Teaching and Learning - Special Issue: Teaching and Learning from the Inside Out: Revitalizing Ourselves and Our Institutions, Number 130, Summer 2012.
(Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company, 2012) Edited by Margaret Golden
This academic periodical devoted their entire summer volume to the Circles of Trust approach in education. Editor-in-chief Catherine M. Wehlburg writes "Even though most in higher education started with feelings of hope and passion for their subject and for teaching, these feelings can sometimes be lost over time as political battles, accreditation issues, state mandates, and problems with people take center stage. This volume of NDTL helps to remind us that the connections we have with ourselves, our students, our colleagues, and our disciplines are truly important and meaningful--and should take precedence over these other smaller issues."