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ERIC Number: EJ869462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
Superintendents as Collaborative Learners in Communities of Practice: A Sociocultural Perspective on Professional Learning
Bredeson, Paul V.; Klar, Hans W.; Johansson, Olof
Journal of School Public Relations, v30 n2 p128-149 Spr 2009
This cross-national empirical study examines superintendents' professional learning and leadership in Sweden and the United States. Based on a sociocultural perspective, the study highlights the superintendents' preferences for collaborative forms of learning for enhancing their professional knowledge and for building organizational capacity. Findings from the study underscore the importance of professional work as the primary opportunity to develop professional knowledge and practice, as well as the potential of collaborative forms of learning to create shared meaning and strengthen organizational capacity. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden; United States