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ERIC Number: EJ1028953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1064-4474
A Commentary on Etienne Wenger's Keynote Presentation at the 2012 California Association of Professors of Educational Administration (CAPEA) Conference
Mirci, Philip; Jungwirth, Linda
Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, v25 p22-26 Mar 2014
This commentary explains and expands upon Wenger's concept of communities of practice. Knowledge construction to improve common practice within a community committed to learning is critical. Vertical and horizontal communication, interactions within and between boundaries of organizations are necessary for creating learning organizations. One such organization is education. The focus of the paper is on Wenger's work regarding communities of practice (Wenger, 1999; Wenger, McDermott, & Synder, 2002). The ideas shared by Wenger offer promise for bringing about greater equity and quality to the field of educational leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A