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ERIC Number: EJ1023714
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1570-0763
Analyzing Learning in Professional Learning Communities: A Conceptual Framework
Van Lare, Michelle D.; Brazer, S. David
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v12 n4 p374-396 2013
The purpose of this article is to build a conceptual framework that informs current understanding of how professional learning communities (PLCs) function in conjunction with organizational learning. The combination of sociocultural learning theories and organizational learning theories presents a more complete picture of PLC processes that has been missing from the literature. Situating PLCs in a theory base specific to learning focuses researchers' attention on their function and meaning and creates a research perspective that will help to answer questions about PLC process and product outcomes. This conceptual framework can also be used as a practical tool for school and district leaders to assess how their PLCs are functioning within the structures they have established.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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