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ERIC Number: ED536711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 174
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2670-8810-9
A Feasibility Study of Implementing Professional Learning Communities in a K-8 School District
Pillari, Michele R.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, College of Saint Elizabeth
The purpose of this study was to determine the specific needs of the New Horizons School District when implementing professional learning communities. The findings were: (1) teachers do not have a clear understanding of professional learning communities, (2) administrators have a clear understanding of professional learning communities, (3) teachers believe that there is a positive school culture, one conducive to the development of professional learning communities, (4) teachers and administrators believe administrative leadership is shared and collaborative, (5) teachers and administrators believe the decision-making process is collaborative, (6) time/current schedule is an obstacle the district might face when implementing professional learning communities, (7) a tight financial budget might influence professional development opportunities and (8) lack of resources may impact the implementation of professional learning communities. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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