Teaming up: Linking collaboration networks, collective efficacy, and student achievement

Nienke Moolenaar, P.J.C. Sleegers, A.J. Daly, Alan J. Daly

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Abstract

Improving student achievement through teacher collaboration networks is a current focus of schools in many countries. Yet, empirical evidence on the relationship between teacher networks and student achievement and mechanisms that may explain this relationship is limited. This study examined the relationship between teacher networks and student achievement and the mediating role of teachers’ collective efficacy beliefs. Data were collected from 53 Dutch elementary schools. Using social network analysis and multiple regression we analyzed teacher survey and student achievement data. Findings indicate that well-connected teacher networks were associated with strong teacher collective efficacy, which in turn supported student achievement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-262
Number of pages12
JournalTeaching and teacher education
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • IR-89002
  • METIS-294210

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