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ERIC Number: EJ815254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0024-9033
Learning Networks of Schools: The Key Enablers of Successful Knowledge Communities
Katz, Steven; Earl, Lorna; Jaafar, Sonia Ben; Elgie, Susan; Foster, Leanne; Halbert, Judy; Kaser, Linda
McGill Journal of Education, v43 n2 p111-137 2008
In an effort to intentionally create the level of deep learning necessary for practitioners to make meaningful changes in their classrooms, professional networks are increasingly being promoted as mechanisms for knowledge creation that can make a difference for students. This paper explores the way networks function by testing a theory of action within the Network of Performance Based Schools (NPBS) in British Columbia, Canada. It presents networks as collaborative systems that support particular ways of working and find expression within two distinct organizational units--the network itself and its participant schools. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada