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Xin Zheng; Ying Luo – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2024
Purpose: Whilst professional learning communities (PLCs) have been widely explored at the school level, they have received less attention at the departmental level. The study takes the variance between departments and the role of departmental teacher leaders into consideration, and the relationships amongst departmental-level PLC dimensions, two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy, Teacher Leadership
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Chuan-Chung Hsieh; Yu-Ran Chen; Hui-Chieh Li – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2024
Purpose: This study examined the impact of school leadership on teacher professional collaboration, with collective teacher innovativeness and teacher self-efficacy (TSE) playing the mediating role. Two most commonly used leadership styles, instructional leadership (IL) and distributed leadership (DL), were analyzed using a multilevel design, i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Collaboration
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Yaw Owusu-Agyeman – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2024
Purpose: Scholarly studies on mentoring have mostly focused on traditional mentor-mentee relationships, with little or no emphasis on how institutionalized mentoring activities that include different pedagogical approaches could be used to enhance the professional development of academics. To address this knowledge gap, this article examines how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Wangbei Ye – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2024
Purpose: This paper explores a district government's role in using school networks to transform turnaround schools in rural Shanghai, China. Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative case studies were conducted. Findings: Findings showed that the C District government varied its power in initiating school networks; collaborative networks were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Turnaround, Local Government, Government School Relationship
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Tracy X. P. Zou; Dai Hounsell; Quentin A. Parker; Ben Y. B. Chan – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2024
Purpose: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of four cross-institutional teaching enhancement projects (TEPs), a relatively new form of professional collaboration. The focus is on the impact at departmental, institutional and cross-institutional levels because such impact is the main reason for establishing cross-institutional TEPs.…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration, Institutional Cooperation, Cooperative Programs
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Vanlommel, Kristin; van den Boom-Muilenburg, Selia Neeske; Thesingh, Jan; Kikken, Èvi – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this study is twofold. First, this study reflects on the development of professional capital through understanding collective cultural factors, namely, academic optimism and shared vision. Second, it aims at exploring teacher learning. Teacher learning resulting in changes to teacher knowledge, attitudes and practices is…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Group Unity
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Sandoval, Carlos, Jr. – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine an essential component of enacting an improvement network: facilitation. In it, the author surfaces "synthesizing" as a core, power-laden facilitation practice that brought together network members from disparate institutions to converge on a shared network aim and theory of improvement.…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Network Analysis, Improvement, Group Dynamics
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Tang, Sylvia Yee Fan; Lo, Eric Siu Chung; Yeh, Fang-Yin; Cheng, May May Hung – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: This study examined the relationship between early career teachers' (ECTs') perceived professional competence (PC) and teacher buoyancy (TB) and the contribution of such dynamic interaction between ECTs' perceived PC and TB to their thriving in the face of everyday teaching challenges. Design/methodology/approach: The study adopted a…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology)
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Mariaye, Hyleen; Price, Mark; Ramasawmy, Shalini Jagambal; Melvin, Jane; Mohabeer, Tejwant – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: The study explores the relational encounters of five higher education tutors and programme leaders, working in collaboration across contrasting institutions--one, a modern, civic university in the Global North, and the other, a parastatal institution in the Global South. The purpose of the study is to deepen the understanding of evolving…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Collegiality, Tutors, International Cooperation
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Bornstein, Joshua; Gil, Elizabeth – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: Virtual communities of practice (VCoPs) supported educators during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resurgent movement for racial justice that arose in 2020. Four VCoPs offered a venue for practitioners and researchers to develop social capital in the face of pandemic and persistent institutional racism. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Carlson, Mary; Krueger, Wendy; Van Hecke, Amy – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: This paper discusses the elements of successful university-level, cross-disciplinary course development using best practices to foster richer relational networks and to meet the complex demands of education and treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Design/methodology/approach: The three authors created and taught a…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Students with Disabilities, Best Practices, Undergraduate Students
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Tappel, Anna P. M.; Poortman, Cindy Louise; Schildkamp, Kim; Visscher, Adrie J. – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: Schools struggle with sustaining their educational innovations (Cohen and Mehta, 2017; Askell-Williams and Koh, 2020) and may benefit from concrete and practical guidance (Askell-Williams and Koh, 2020). A dialogue between staff within schools can be a way to promote self-evaluation regarding the innovation. Therefore, a self-evaluation…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Sustainability, Measurement, Secondary Schools
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Nolan, Andrea – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: Since the early 2000s there has been increased attention on the professionalisation of the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) workforce in many OECD countries. This study focuses on what Australian early childhood educators holding the lowest level of qualification -- Certificate III are experiencing in relation to their…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Professionalism, Human Capital
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Pietsch, Marcus; Brown, Chris; Aydin, Burak; Cramer, Colin – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: In organisational and innovation research, the term "open innovation" refers to the inflow and outflow of knowledge to and from organisations--with open innovation theory suggesting active exchanges of knowledge with external actors leads to the development of exploitable new ideas. In the field of education, however, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Networks, Schools
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Zhu, Gang; Shen, Liang; Jiang, Lianjiang George; Yang, Biyuan; Shi, Keyuan; Mena, Juanjo – Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 2023
Purpose: Although the importance of teacher induction is widely acknowledged, how teachers experience inductions, particularly those conducted in under-resourced areas, remains underexplored. Design/methodology/approach: This study narrates a novice teacher's induction experience in a Chinese high school, from the perspectives of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teaching Experience
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