ERIC Number: ED501645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring Knowledge Sharing among Members of a Community of Practice
Blankenship, Selena S.; Ruona, Wendy E. A.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas (Panama City, FL, Feb 20-24, 2008)
This paper presents the findings of a qualitative study that explored knowledge sharing among members of a community of practice (CoP) in a large, urban high school. Findings suggest that social relationships, informal channels, community culture, levels of trust, and spatial factors influence knowledge sharing, and that CoPs have the potential to foster an organizational culture that supports knowledge sharing. Implications for future research and practice are presented.
Descriptors: High Schools, Urban Schools, School Culture, Educational Environment, Group Dynamics, Interpersonal Relationship, Knowledge Management, Motivation, Organizational Theories, Community, Secondary School Teachers, Interviews, Case Studies, Transitional Programs, High School Freshmen, Problems, Influences, Human Resources, Interpersonal Communication, Trust (Psychology), House Plan
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A