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ERIC Number: EJ1054496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1941-5257
The Nature of Professional Learning Communities in New Zealand Early Childhood Education: An Exploratory Study
Cherrington, Sue; Thornton, Kate
Professional Development in Education, v41 n2 p310-328 2015
Professional learning communities are receiving increasing attention within the schooling sector but empirical research into their development and use within early childhood education contexts is rare. This paper reports initial findings of an exploratory study into the development of professional learning communities in New Zealand's early childhood sector. The study found that the characteristics of effective school-based professional learning communities are also applicable to early childhood settings, and that development of supportive structural and relational conditions is required if the promise of professional learning communities evident in the schooling sector is to be achieved in early childhood education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand