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ERIC Number: EJ945437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Teacher Professional Learning as the Growth of Social Capital
Johnson, Wesley; Lustick, David; Kim, MinJeong
Current Issues in Education, v14 n3 2011
Teacher learning can be modeled in a variety of different ways. In this study, an analysis of teacher social capital was used to describe the effects of a school-wide professional development program. Social capital refers to the resources that teachers can access through peer collaboration to support their ongoing learning. Findings indicate that conceptualizing professional development as the growth of shared resources can avoid some of the difficulties that arise when teacher learning is viewed solely as either an individual or social process. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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