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Hairon, Salleh; Goh, Jonathan Wee Pin; Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng – School Leadership & Management, 2015
Professional learning communities (PLCs) have gained considerable attention in education. However, PLCs are dependent on how group members collectively work and learn towards shared goals on improving teaching and learning. This would require leadership to support meaningful and productive interactions within PLC contexts, and hence, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Leadership, Communities of Practice, Professional Development
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Hairon, Salleh; Tan, Charlene – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2017
Professional learning communities (PLCs) have been recognised as having the potential to raise the quality of teachers, teaching and student learning through structured teacher collaboration, and have been featured prominently in Singapore and Shanghai--both considered top-performing Asian societies in the Program for International Student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Comparative Analysis
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Hairon, Salleh; Goh, Jonathan Wee Pin; Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng; Wang, Li-yi – Professional Development in Education, 2017
Professional learning communities (PLCs) as a means of raising the teaching profession are becoming more attractive in education systems seeking to improve school improvement processes and outcomes. The main intention is to increase the individual and collective capacity of teachers so as to support school-wide capacity for teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Professional Development, Outcomes of Education, Educational Improvement
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Tan, Charlene; Hairon, Salleh – Action in Teacher Education, 2016
Focusing on China's current education reform, this article critically discusses how contextual factors, specifically sociocultural factors and resources, assist and constrain Chinese educators in their attempt to develop dynamic and inviting classroom communities. Three main findings are highlighted in this article, the first being that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Influences, Cultural Influences
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Huffman, Jane B.; Olivier, Dianne F.; Wang, Ting; Chen, Peiying; Hairon, Salleh; Pang, Nicholas – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2016
The authors seek to find common PLC structures and actions among global educational systems to enhance understanding and practice. Six international researchers formed the Global Professional Learning Community Network (GloPLCNet), conducted literature reviews of each country's involvement with PLC actions, and noted similarities and common…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Communities of Practice, Networks, Interviews
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Hairon, Salleh; Dimmock, Clive – Educational Review, 2012
While the literature on professional learning communities (PLCs) has proliferated, much of it derived from and contextualised in Anglo-American settings, the concept and practice of PLCs in Asian contexts of strong hierarchies have largely been ignored. Based on literature and documentary analysis, this paper investigates the systemic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership, Communities of Practice
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Hairon, Salleh; Goh, Jonathan Wee Pin; Lin, Tzu-Bin – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2014
Nation states around the world, including Singapore, are endeavouring to reform their education systems in order to successfully compete in the global economy (Carnoy, 1999). With human capital as Singapore's primary resource, it is unsurprising that the state has placed great emphasis on strengthening the economic-education nexus. This tight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participative Decision Making, Communities of Practice, Curriculum Development