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Journal of Professional Capital and Community

Journal of Professional Capital and Community


ISSN: 2056-9548

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2020: 1.3
CiteScoreTracker 2021: 2.3 (Updated Monthly)

Aims and Scope

Introduction from Editor-in-Chief
Martin Scanlan

The Journal of Professional Capital and Community is an international, professionally refereed, scholarly journal, reflecting the most important ideas and evidence of the nature and impact of interactions and relationships in the education profession, especially in the school sector.

For the first time, in one single place of scholarly research and inquiry, this journal brings together the most influential leading thinkers and emerging scholars on professional cultures, communities and collegiality and how they all contribute to or impede the development of the professional capital in schools and school systems that enhances students’ learning, wellbeing, achievement and engagement.

The journal raises and aim to address issues like:

  • Individualism and collaboration in teaching
  • The processes involved in building professional cultures and communities
  • Leadership and team building, coaching and mentoring
  • Collective responsibility and evidence-based transparency
  • How sustainable collaboration evolves over time and its impact on quality of teaching and student outcomes
  • How collaboration produces and depends on the dynamics of risk and trust
  • The relationship collaboration has to other aspects of educational reform and improvement such as school competition, assessment and accountability and curriculum standards

The Journal of Professional Capital and Community looks at how professional culture and community and the ways to invest in and build professional capital vary across continents, countries and cultures. The journal identifies the positive aspects of professional interactions and relationships but also raises critical questions about how professional culture can be manipulated, how professional collaboration can be restricted and misused, and how collegiality can become constrained or contrived.

The Journal of Professional Capital and Community welcomes and supports contributions from a range of disciplines, and supports a broad spectrum of methodologies including quantitative and qualitative approaches, documentary study, action research and conceptual development.

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