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Title: What is professional development, how does it occur in individuals, and how may it be used by educational leaders and managers for the purpose of school improvement?
Authors: Mitchell, Rafael
First Published: 4-Mar-2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: Rafael Mitchell (2013): What is professional development, how does it occur in individuals, and how may it be used by educational leaders and managers for the purpose of school improvement?, Professional Development in Education, 39:3, 387-400
Abstract: This article considers the nature of professional development, how it occurs in individuals, and how educational leaders and managers can facilitate professional development for the purpose of school improvement. Social theories of learning provide compelling explanations of the conditions through which professional development occurs in and among individuals within a community of practice. Research into professional learning communities suggests ways forward for educational leaders and managers to foster environments in which individual and organisational learning is optimised through collaboration and shared leadership.
DOI Link: 10.1080/19415257.2012.762721
ISSN: 1941-5257
eISSN: 1941-5265
Links: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19415257.2012.762721
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/31373
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Professional Development in Education, 39:3, 387-400, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19415257.2012.762721
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