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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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Wong, Jocelyn L. N. – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2010
Since the mid-1990s, the concept of professional learning communities has arisen in the education field in the West, aiming to improve teachers' professional competency by using collaborative approaches. Western studies indicate that these strategies help teachers achieve professional growth. Schools in China have had a long history of enhancing…
Descriptors: Interviews, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice
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Wang, Ting – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 2015
Drawing on data from a larger study on Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) and School Leadership in China, this article investigates the practices of teacher collaboration and PLCs in two urban, high-performing secondary schools in Northeast China. Qualitative data were collected from observations, documents and in-depth semi-structured…
Descriptors: Asians, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Teacher Collaboration
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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