Journal of Professional Capital and Community: Volume 6 Issue 4


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Rethinking social mobility in education: looking through the lens of professional capital

Lee Elliot Major, Jennie Miles Weiner

The purpose of this paper is to argue that current ways school systems have addressed social mobility is misguided at best and, at worst, hurts social mobility. Instead…

Department chair as mentor: perceptions of young female faculty members from Kazakhstan

Moldir Yelibay

The study explores factors affecting workplace–mentoring relationships of young female faculty members and their department chairs.

Teachers’ perceptions of their schools changing toward professional learning communities

Loes de Jong, Tom Wilderjans, Jacobiene Meirink, Wouter Schenke, Henk Sligte, Wilfried Admiraal

In professional learning communities (PLCs), teachers collaborate and learn with the aim of improving students' learning. The aim of this study is to gain insight into…

A professional development practice to enhance principals' instructional leadership – enabling and constraining arrangements

Mette Liljenberg

The purpose of this paper is to increase the knowledge of principals' professional development (PD) by focusing on the arrangements that shape a PD practice initiated to…


Teaching as a part of academics' professionalization: the case of Czech educational sciences

Jana Poláchová Vašt'atková, Miroslav Dopita

The article explores the current as well as the future concepts of university teaching by the academics/the “leaders of educational sciences” in the context of the changes…

Investigating instructional influence in teachers' social networks

Maya Kaul, Jonathan Supovitz, Meghan Comstock

This study investigates the reasons teachers seek instructional assistance from their colleagues. By examining both the reasons why teachers seek assistance and…

Exchange quality in teacher leadership ties: examining relational quality using social network and leader-member exchange theories

Meghan Comstock, Jonathan Supovitz, Maya Kaul

This study examines the relational dynamics between teachers and formal teacher leaders (TLs). We examine the association between relationship structure and leader-member…

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