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Title: Improving the professional knowledge base for education: Using knowledge management (KM) and Web 2.0 tools
Authors: Leask, M
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Symposium Journals
Citation: Journal for Policy Futures. In press
Abstract: Improving education systems is an elusive goal. Despite considerable investment, international studies such as the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) project and the McKinsey Report How the world’s best performing schools come out on top indicate that improving teacher quality is more important than increased financial investment. Both reports challenge governments, academics and practitioners to adopt new ways of sharing and building knowledge. This paper makes the case for national education systems to adopt tried and tested knowledge management and web 2.0 tools used by other sectors and highlights the neglected potential of teacher educators as agents for improvement.
ISSN: 1478-2103
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Dept of Education Research Papers

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