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Pang, Nicholas Sun-Keung; Wang, Ting; Leung, Zoe Lai-Mei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This study explored the characteristics of professional learning communities (PLCs) in Hong Kong primary schools. It investigated the profiles of the strengths of professional learning community in schools under study and particularly examined the practices in schools which were identified as strong PLCs. It extends research on PLCs in the Hong…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice
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Lai, Ming; Lim, Cher-Ping; Wang, Lixun – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
Digital teaching portfolios (DTPs) are increasingly adopted in higher education for various purposes such as assessment, learning, and showcasing. This paper reports on a collective case study of four teaching staff who have developed DTPs with an emphasis on building a professional learning community at a higher education institution. A number of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials), Communities of Practice, Higher Education
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2015
This longitudinal study aimed to examine the role of a professional learning community (PLC) in changing teachers' beliefs and practices. Teachers of a Chinese department in a Hong Kong secondary school were interviewed and observed. The findings indicate that the features of a PLC-facilitating teacher change are development of a coherent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
Factors leading to successful professional learning communities (PLCs) have been widely discussed in the West, but little is known about how/whether teachers' beliefs contribute to PLCs in the Chinese context. This qualitative case study aimed to investigate teachers' beliefs about teacher learning in PLCs and their influence on collegial learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Communities of Practice, Learning Activities
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Tam, Vicky C.; Chan, Jackie W. W.; Li, Sandy C.; Pow, Jacky – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2018
The application of information and communication technology (ICT) in education has been gaining attention worldwide. Educators and school administrators are interested in the myriad possibilities offered by new technologies to enrich teaching materials and to provide ubiquitous learning environments to enhance students' learning. This case study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
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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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Ho, Dora; Lee, Moosung – School Leadership & Management, 2016
This article offers a theoretical discussion on the current problems and future challenges of school capacity building in early childhood education (ECE), aiming to highlight some key areas for future research. In recent years, there has been a notable policy shift from monitoring quality through inspection to improving quality through school…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
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Lee, John Chi-kin; Zhang, Zhonghua; Yin, Hongbiao – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
This study investigated the relationships between a professional learning community (PLC), faculty trust in colleagues, teachers' collective efficacy, and their commitment to students. The findings from exploratory factor analysis indicated that three clear components could be extracted from the scale of Professional Learning Communities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Discipline
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Ko, James Y. C.; Hallinger, Philip; Walker, Allan D. – Peabody Journal of Education, 2012
Scholars have increasingly sought to understand how the process of school improvement differs among schools operating in different school levels, conditions, and contexts. Using Rosenholtz's (1985) conception of "moving" and "stuck" schools as a framework for thinking about school improvement, this study examines the learning…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Chan, Sing Pui; Wong, Siu Man – Early Education and Development, 2010
Research Findings: Assessment and accountability have been given prominent attention in the field of education in recent decades. Educators have been debating what assessment is, how it is practiced in school, and how it is used for accountability purposes. A case study was conducted of the assessment practices in a Hong Kong preschool to…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
Shoho, Alan R., Ed.; Barnett, Bruce, Ed.; Tooms, Autumn K., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
This edited book highlights the importance and complexity of the assistant principalship. As noted in all the chapters, the assistant principal is a critical partner in creating a professional learning community that serves all students well. Often neglected or ignored in the literature, assistant principals are more than disciplinarians and…
Descriptors: Assistant Principals, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrator Responsibility
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Tam, Frank Wai-ming – Journal of Educational Change, 2009
The present study hypothesizes that both organizational and classroom constraints mediate the chance of making instructional changes sustainable. Behind this hypothesis is an assumption that when people faces impending changes, the level of anxiety tends to increase and creates defenses which block the change. A survey of 1,876 teachers in 65…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Teachers, Constructivism (Learning)
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Hargreaves, Eleanore; Berry, Rita; Lai, Y. C.; Leung, Pamela; Scott, David; Stobart, Gordon – Teacher Development, 2013
This paper examines teachers' experiences of autonomy as they undertook Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in the form of Teacher Learning Communities (TLCs) to develop Assessment for Learning (AfL). Participant teacher interview data were used from two parallel TLC projects, one in Hong Kong and one in London, UK. Autonomy was defined in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Professional Autonomy