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Carpenter, Daniel; Munshower, Paul – International Journal of Educational Management, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore how rural teachers provided a PLC by leveraging virtual technologies to connect educators of like subject disciplines from several schools, foreign and domestic. Design/methodology/approach: A phenomenological case study-based approach was leveraged to investigate established vPLCs at schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Computer Mediated Communication
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Carpenter, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore shared workspace and professional learning community (PLC) interactions in schools. The collaborative culture and PLCs were parts of the school culture. The collaborative culture of each school was designed to ensure teachers share intellectual and physical contributions in learning to investigate…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Learning Activities, Communities of Practice, Grounded Theory
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Carpenter, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore educator collaborative inquiry in the shared workspace in professional learning communities (PLCs). Specifically, this investigation was part of an ongoing investigation of well-established PLC collaborative interactions and self-directed learning of educators as part of the shared workspace as a…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Improvement
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Carpenter, Daniel – International Journal of Educational Management, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore supportive and shared leadership structures at schools as a function of school culture policies and procedures. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative study was conducted at three secondary schools in the Midwestern USA. Administrators and teachers were interviewed, professional learning…
Descriptors: School Culture, Communities of Practice, Qualitative Research, Interviews