Building and leading a learning culture among teachers: A case study of a Shanghai primary school

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Abstract

A positive teacher learning culture is important to effect meaningful changes in schools. Literature has established that successful school leaders can build and nurture learning cultures among teachers. However, less is known about how school leaders can shape the culture and make learning conditions happen at the schools in the Chinese education context. This paper reports an in-depth qualitative case study of a primary school in Shanghai. Using data collected from the principal, vice principal, mid-level leaders and teachers, the study attempts to answer these two questions: how do the school leaders build and nurture a positive teacher learning culture, and how does this culture affect teachers’ working lives? Copyright © 2016 The Author(s).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-122
JournalEducational Management Administration & Leadership
Volume45
Issue number1
Early online dateApr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Qian, H., Walker, A., & Yang, X. (2017). Building and leading a learning culture among teachers: A case study of a Shanghai primary school. Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 45(1), 101-122. doi: 10.1177/1741143215623785

Keywords

  • Leadership
  • Teacher learning
  • Learning culture
  • China